Puntius amphibius   (Valenciennes)  1842 (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Cyprinidae

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Description
Max size: 20.0 cm TL

Body spindle shaped with both the profiles equally converse. Mouth small and terminal. One pair of barbels (maxillary). Dorsal fin inserted near to tip of snout than base of caudal fin. Lateral line complete with 23-24 scales. Predorsal scales 7-8.


Synonym (s)
Capoeta amphibia Cuvier and Valencien 1842
Capoeta amphibia Valencienes 1842
Barbus amphibius Day 1878
Barbus amphibius (Valenciennes) 1842
(Senior synonym)
Capoeta amphibia Valenciennes 1842
(Senior synonym)
Systomus amphibius Valenciennes 1842
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Ipili Kadeya (Sinhala)
• Mada Ipilla (Sinhala)
• Scarlet Banded Barb (English)
• Khavli
• Pakke (Kannada)
• Ooleeparal (Malayalam)
• Urulanparal (Malayalam)
• Khavli (Marathi)
• Kulla Kendai (Tamil)
• Pakke Meenu (Kannada)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Subsistence fisheries)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine
Prey:  Detritus and algae.

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Palghar INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Pen INDIA (Record: 1993)
• Maharashtra, Panvel INDIA (Record: 1993)
• INDIA (Record: 1993)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1993)

Literature Source(s)
  • Srivastava, GK (1988) Fauna of India: Dermaptera (super family: Pygidicranoidea) ZSI, Kolkatta (Part 1) 268 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Deraniyagala, PEP (1952) A Colored Atlas of some vertebrates from Ceylon Ceylon National Museum Publication 1 1-149 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Singh, DF and Yazdani, GM (1993) Ichthyofauna of Konkan region of Maharashtra (India) Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no 145 ZSI, Calcutta 46 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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