Desmopuntius hexazona (Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)
Six-banded tiger barb
Desmopuntius hexazona
photo by FAO

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra (Indonesia), and Singapore (Ref. 85309). Found in the Mekong basin (Ref. 26580).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits undisturbed, shaded streams in swamp-forest, with flowing acidic water. An omnivorous and gregarious species which frequents the lower and middle levels (Ref. 85309).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 August 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 23.04.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.04.14
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.05.96

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