Barilius barila 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Jha, B.R., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Chaudhry, S. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Barilius barila is a widely distributed species with no major widespread threats. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is widely distributed. It has been recorded from Ganga-Brahmaputra drainage to Yunnan, China through Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; China (Yunnan); India; Myanmar; Nepal
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
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Population [top]


Catch per unit effort (CPUE) in Nepal is more than 11 (Jha 2009).

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 [top]

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.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Over exploitation can be considered as a threat to this species. It is also an ornamental and game fish.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

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 19 July 2018.
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