Puntius conchonius

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Puntius conchonius
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name/s:
English Rosy barb, Red barb
Synonym/s:
Barbus conchonius (Hamilton, 1822)
Cyprinus conchonius Hamilton, 1822
Systomus conchonius (Hamilton, 1822)
Taxonomic Notes: There are no taxonomic issues regarding this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-20
Assessor/s: Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer/s: Juffe Bignoli, D., Chaudhry, S. & Kar, D, Rema Devi, K.R.
Contributor/s: Molur, S.
Justification:

Puntius conchonius is a common and widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.   

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Puntius conchonius is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan (Indus river drainage), India (Ganga, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery river systems and other west-flowing rivers), Nepal, and Bangladesh (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).
Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan
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Population [top]

Population:

No systematic information is available. Nevertheless, species is common in most of its distribution range.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Generally inhabits lakes and streams. It is one of the hardiest of the barbs; a hardy and very popular Asian minnow. It is most impressively coloured during the mating period, when the normally silvery male takes on a rich claret flush and the slightly larger female becomes more luminous. It attains a length of 14 cm and matures at 6 cm (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There is a need to understand its biology, population and trends as well as potential threats and their impacts.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Talwar, P.K. and Jhingran, A.G. 1991. Inland Fishes of India and adjacent countries. Oxford-IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius conchonius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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