Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Actinopterygii
Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Puntius
Species : sophore
IUCN: Least Concern
IWPA : Not listed
CITES : Not listed
U.S ESA : Not listed
Puntius sophore is distributed throughout India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Yunnan (China).
Distribution map of Spotted barb (Source: iucnredlist.org)
Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:
It inhabits plains and submontane regions. A very plentiful shoaling fish, remaining upperciably smaller in the domestic aquarium and becoming mature at 7-8 cm. It attains a length of 13 cm. It is very common in ponds of West Bengal (Dahanukar, 2010).
No known major threats.
Dahanukar, N. (2010). Puntius sophore. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166623A6249514.
Last Updated: November 23, 2016