Puntius binotatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puntius binotatus
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Common Barb, Spotted Barb
Barbodes ivis (Seale, 1910)
Barbodes quinquemaculatus (Seale & Bean, 1907)
Barbus binotatus Valenciennes, 1842
Barbus blitonensis Bleeker, 1852
Barbus goniosoma (Bleeker, 1860)
Barbus ivis Seale, 1910
Barbus kusanensis Bleeker, 1852
Barbus maculatus Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
Barbus maculatus hagenii Popta, 1911
Barbus oresigenes Bleeker, 1850
Barbus palavanensis (non Boulenger, 1895)
Barbus polyspilos Bleeker, 1857
Barbus quinquemaculatus Seale & Bean, 1907
Capoeta binotata (Valenciennes, 1842)
Puntius ivis (Seale, 1910)
Puntius quinquemaculatus (Seale & Bean, 1907)
Puntius sibukensis Fowler, 1941
Systomus binoatus (Valenciennes, 1842)
Systomus binotatus (Valenciennes, 1842)
Systomus goniosoma Bleeker, 1860
Systomus maculatus (Valenciennes, 1842)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution, ability to occupy a number of habitats and the lack of any known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in Asia, from Myanmar, through Thailand, to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Thailand; Viet Nam
Palau; Singapore
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Population [top]

Population: P. binotatus is reported to be common in the Pahang River Basin, Malaysia (Khan et al. 1996), and in Singapore (Lim and Ng 2006).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: P. binotatus is a benthopelagic species that occurs from sea level to at least 2,000 m above sea level and is commonly found below waterfalls in isolated mountain streams and on small islands inhabited by few other freshwater fishes. It also inhabits medium to large rivers, stagnant water bodies (including sluggish flowing canals) and brooks of the middle Mekong. It is found in middle to bottom depths in fairly shallow waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species and its habitat are unknown at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently known to be in action at habitat or species level.

Citation: Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. 2009. Puntius binotatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.
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