|Scientific Name:||Pethia ticto (Hamilton, 1822)|
Cyprinus ticto Hamilton, 1822
Puntius ticto (Hamilton, 1822)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp. (Accessed: 7 January 2015).|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are no taxonomic issues regarding this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Chaudhry, S. & Dey, S.C.|
Pethia ticto is a very common and widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Pethia ticto is found in Pakistan, in lower Swat River drainage; India (throughout except western face of Western Ghats); Nepal; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).|
Native:Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
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No systematic information is available about the population trends. Nevertheless, the species is very common throughout India and adjacent countries.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits mostly montane and submontane regions, and flood plains.|
|Use and Trade:||A popular barb of the aquarium. Although far from being the most colourful of the barbs, This fair-sized fish is prized for its iridescence and the red edging on its dorsal fin which takes on a deep ruby hue during mating periods. It is common almost every where. It attains a length of 10 cm. Well behaved in community tanks, except for larger specimens which are inclined to be pugnacious (Talwar and Jhingran 1991). It is commonly used as a dried and fermented fish in northeastern India, Nepal (S. Chaudhry pers. comm. 2010).|
No major widely distributed threats are known.
There are no conservation recommendations made for this species.
|Citation:||Dahanukar, N. 2015. Pethia ticto. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T166621A70442418.Downloaded on 20 February 2018.|
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