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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae Minnows or carps
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Puntius

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Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Puntius ambassis
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Asia
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Puntius amphibius (Valenciennes, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Sreekantha
 
Puntius amphibius
[Scarlet-banded barb]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm TL

 
Puntius aphya
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Asia
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Puntius arenatus (Day, 1878)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius arenatus
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Asia
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Puntius bimaculatus (Bleeker, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Jayasinghe, A.
 
Puntius bimaculatus
[Redside barb]
No picture found


 
Puntius bramoides
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Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Puntius brevis (Bleeker, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Baird, I.G.
 
Puntius brevis
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No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Puntius burmanicus
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Max. Length 7.4 cm

 
Puntius cauveriensis
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Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Puntius chola (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Jayasinghe, A.
 
Puntius chola
[Swamp barb]
No picture found


 
Puntius crescentus
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Puntius deccanensis
[Deccan barb]



Asia
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Puntius dolichopterus Plamoottil, 2015

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Puntius dolichopterus
[Long fin Kerala barb]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Puntius dorsalis (Jerdon, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Raghavan, P.R.
 
Puntius dorsalis
[Long snouted barb]
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Max. Length 4.6 cm TL

 
Puntius fraseri
[Dharna barb]
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Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Puntius kamalika
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Asia
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Puntius kelumi Pethiyagoda, Silva, Maduwage & Meegaskumbura, 2008

Photo by Photo by Hirimuthugoda, G.N.
 
Puntius kelumi
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No picture found


 
Puntius khohi
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Puntius layardi
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Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Puntius madhusoodani Krishnakumar, Benno Pereira & Radhakrishnan, 2012

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Puntius madhusoodani
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Asia
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Puntius mahecola (Valenciennes, 1844)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius mahecola
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Asia
Max. Length 2.5 cm TL
Puntius masyai Smith, 1945

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius masyai
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No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Puntius melanostigma
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No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Puntius morehensis
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No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Puntius mudumalaiensis
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No picture found


 
Puntius muzaffarpurensis
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No picture found


 
Puntius nangalensis
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Asia
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Puntius nelsoni Plamoottil, 2014

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Puntius nelsoni
[Travancore yellow barb]



Asia
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Puntius nigronotus Plamoottil, 2015

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Puntius nigronotus
[Malabar black-backed barb]



Asia
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Puntius parrah Day, 1865

Photo by Photo by Vincent, M.
 
Puntius parrah
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No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Puntius paucimaculatus
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No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Puntius pinnauratus
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Puntius pugio
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No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Puntius punjabensis
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Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Puntius puntio (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius puntio
[Puntio barb]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Puntius sachsii (Ahl, 1923)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius sachsii
[Goldfinned barb]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Puntius sahyadriensis Silas, 1953

Photo by Photo by Åhlander, O.
 
Puntius sahyadriensis
[Khavli barb]



Asia
Max. Length 13.7 cm TL
Puntius sealei (Herre, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Martin-Smith, K.
 
Puntius sealei
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Asia
Max. Length 20 cm NG
Puntius sophore (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Khan, M.M.
 
Puntius sophore
[Pool barb]
No picture found


 
Puntius sophoroides
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Asia

Puntius spilopterus (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Puntius spilopterus
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No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Puntius stigma
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No picture found


 
Puntius takhoaensis
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Asia
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Puntius terio (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Puntius terio
[Onespot barb]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Puntius tetraspilus
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Puntius thermalis
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Asia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Puntius titteya Deraniyagala, 1929

Photo by Photo by Antonutti, M.
 
Puntius titteya
[Cherry barb]



Asia
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Puntius viridis Plamoottil & Abraham, 2014

Photo by Photo by Plamoottil, M.
 
Puntius viridis
[Spot-fin green barb]



Asia
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Puntius vittatus Day, 1865

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Puntius vittatus
[Greenstripe barb]
No picture found


 
Puntius waageni
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Puntius ambassis Asia 7.5 TL 1869
Puntius amphibius Scarlet-banded barb Asia 20 TL 1842
Puntius aphya Asia 6.1 TL 1868
Puntius arenatus Asia 10 SL 1878
Puntius bimaculatus Redside barb Asia 7 TL 1863
Puntius bramoides Asia 1842
Puntius brevis Asia 12 SL 1849
Puntius burmanicus Asia 10 TL 1878
Puntius cauveriensis Asia 7.4 1937
Puntius chola Swamp barb Asia 15 TL 1822
Puntius crescentus Asia 1994
Puntius deccanensis Deccan barb Asia 3.7 SL 1976
Puntius dolichopterus Long fin Kerala barb Asia 6.8 SL 2015
Puntius dorsalis Long snouted barb Asia 25 TL 1849
Puntius fraseri Dharna barb Asia 4.6 TL 1938
Puntius kamalika Asia 7.3 SL 2008
Puntius kelumi Asia 8.3 SL 2008
Puntius khohi Asia 2004
Puntius layardi Asia 11.3 SL 1868
Puntius madhusoodani Asia 9.1 SL 2012
Puntius mahecola Asia 8.9 SL 1844
Puntius masyai Asia 2.5 TL 1945
Puntius melanostigma Asia 10 TL 1878
Puntius morehensis Asia 12 SL 1998
Puntius mudumalaiensis Asia 2.3 SL 1992
Puntius muzaffarpurensis Asia 1977
Puntius nangalensis Asia 1990
Puntius nelsoni Travancore yellow barb Asia 9.1 SL 2014
Puntius nigronotus Malabar black-backed barb Asia 10.5 TL 2015
Puntius parrah Asia 15 TL 1865
Puntius paucimaculatus Asia 5.7 SL 1982
Puntius pinnauratus Asia 9.1 SL 1865
Puntius pugio Asia 3.9 SL 2008
Puntius punjabensis Asia 5 TL 1871
Puntius puntio Puntio barb Asia 7.5 TL 1822
Puntius sachsii Goldfinned barb Asia 8 TL 1923
Puntius sahyadriensis Khavli barb Asia 7 TL 1953
Puntius sealei Asia 13.7 TL 1933
Puntius sophore Pool barb Asia 20 NG 1822
Puntius sophoroides Asia. 1868
Puntius spilopterus Asia 1934
Puntius stigma Asia 8.6 SL 1844
Puntius takhoaensis Asia 1969
Puntius terio Onespot barb Asia 10 TL 1822
Puntius tetraspilus Asia. 3.6 SL 1868
Puntius thermalis Asia 7.6 SL 1844
Puntius titteya Cherry barb Asia 5 TL 1929
Puntius viridis Spot-fin green barb Asia 8.1 SL 2014
Puntius vittatus Greenstripe barb Asia 5 TL 1865
Puntius waageni Asia 1872



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