|Scientific Name:||Puntius conchonius|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
Barbus conchonius (Hamilton, 1822)
Cyprinus conchonius Hamilton, 1822
Systomus conchonius (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., Chaudhry, S. & Kar, D, Rema Devi, K.R.|
Puntius conchonius is a common and widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|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).|
Native:Afghanistan; Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan
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No systematic information is available. Nevertheless, species is common in most of its distribution range.
|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).|
There are no known threats to the species.
There is a need to understand its biology, population and trends as well as potential threats and their impacts.
|Citation:||Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius conchonius. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.|
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