|Scientific Name:||Barilius barila (Hamilton, 1822)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Hamilton (1822) described Cyprinus barila from northern Bengal. The species has been placed under Barilius. The species' common name is Barred Baril.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Barbhuiya, A.H., Jha, B.R., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Chaudhry, S. & Juffe Bignoli, D.|
Barilius barila is a widely distributed species with no major widespread threats. It is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is widely distributed. It has been recorded from Ganga-Brahmaputra drainage to Yunnan, China through Myanmar.|
Native:Bangladesh; China (Yunnan); India; Myanmar; Nepal
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Catch per unit effort (CPUE) in Nepal is more than 11 (Jha 2009).
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Barilius barila is found to inhabit large hill streams and shallow clear rivers along foot hills in a benthopelagic environmemt.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||This species which attains a length of 12 cm. is a fairly common species. Along with other small species of Barilius, it is used by fishermen as a bait on hooks for other bigger and commercially important fishes. It is also a game and ornamental fish.|
Over exploitation can be considered as a threat to this species. It is also an ornamental and game fish.
The species is not known from any protected areas. But there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing natural population fluctuations.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Barilius barila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166495A6221188.Downloaded on 20 February 2018.|
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