Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.0 - ?; amphidromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 22°C - ? (Ref. 85713); 39°N - 8°N
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 5.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)
Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Yunnan, China (Ref. 4832), Bhutan (Ref. 40882) and Afghanistan (Ref. 41034)
Adults inhabit rivers, streams and ponds in plains and submontane regions (Ref. 41236). Collected from a large river with high turbid monsoon flow and with diverse substrate consisting of sand, mud, gravel, pebble, cobble, and boulders (Ref. 85713). A very plentiful shoaling fish. They remain small in domestic aquaria and become mature at 7 to 8 cm (Ref. 4832).
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01510 (0.00567 - 0.04021), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=0.6-1.3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .