Barilius tileo


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barilius tileo
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)
Barilius menoni Sen, 1976
Cyprinus tileo Hamilton, 1822
Opsarius brachialis McClelland, 1839
Opsarius tileo (Hamilton, 1822)
Taxonomic Notes: Hamilton (1822) described Cyprinus tileo from Kosi River. Shrestha (1978) treated it under the genus Barilius.

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., Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Chaudhry, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Barillius tileo is assessed as Least Concern since it has a wide extent of occurrence and it is a fairly common.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Barilius tileo is distributed in the Ganges-Brahmaputra drainage of northern and northeastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal, West Bengal); Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: It is quite common in the catches in the eastern Himalayas.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is found in hill streams and rivers with pebble or sand bottom. 

Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species which attains a length of 15 cm, is considered a fairly good table-fish (though bony). It is quite common in the catches in the eastern Himalaya. It it also in aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The threats to the species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation measures are in place although it may be present in protected areas. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Barilius tileo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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