|Scientific Name:||Puntius ticto|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
Cyprinus ticto Hamilton, 1822
Rothee ticto (Hamilton, 1822)
Systomus ticto (Hamilton, 1822)
|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.|
Puntius ticto is a very common and widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Puntius 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.
|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. 2010. Puntius ticto. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2015.|
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