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Systomus pleurotaenia  (Bleeker, 1863)

Black lined barb
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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
More on author: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 13614); 8°N - 6°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6705)

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Asia: catchments of the Kelani and Nilwala Rivers, Sri Lanka. Reported from Madras, India, but this record has been contested by some authors (such as in Ref. 3443).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Tends to form small shoals. More abundant in the larger, clear water, undisturbed, deep (>1m), heavily shaded streams. Stays in the middle of the water column (Ref. 6468). Feeds on filamentous algae, terrestrial insects and detritus (Ref. 6703). No observations on breeding in captivity. Maturity at 6.4 cm (Ref. 6468). Does well at 29°C water temperature. Exploited by the tropical fish export trade, larger specimens are eaten.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00607 - 0.02073), b=3.03 (2.87 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.19 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.