Barilius barna


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barilius barna
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name(s):
English Barna Baril
Barilius jayarami Barman, 1985
Cyprinus barna Hamilton, 1822
Opsarius barna (Hamilton, 1822)
Opsarius fasciatus McClelland, 1839
Opsarius latipinnatus McClelland, 1839

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-03-19
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Ali, A., Raghavan, R., Molur, S. & Rema Devi, K.R.
Contributor(s): Molur, S. & Bogutskaya, N.
The species is assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats. It has also been reported as abundant in at least one country of its range. It has minor commercial importance as a food fish but there is no evidence that this is a great threat to the species.
2009 Least Concern
2007 Least Concern (IUCN 2009.2)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species occurs in India (in the Ganges, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi rivers), Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. It has also been reported from the Mekong basin (Rahman 1989; Talwar and Jhingaran 1991; Menon 1999; Petr and Swar 2002).
Bangladesh; Bhutan; India; Myanmar; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: B. barna is reported to be common in the Narayani River system in Chitwan, Nepal (Shreshta 1999).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a benthopelagic bottom feeder, that inhabits clear hill streams with gravelly substratum, and large rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Minor commercial importance; in Nepal it has a good economic value as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is locally threatened by destructive fishing techniques such as dynamite fishing, overexploitation, loss of habitat, and siltation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if there are any conservation measures in place or needed.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2013. Barilius barna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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