Species Details


Tileo baril Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Barilius tileo
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Rivers,Streams
Description : This fish has a long body, and its height is about 4.3-4.5 times its length. It has a moderately-sized mouth with two pairs of well-developed whisker-like barbels. Along its side, you can count about 59-78 scales in a line. One distinctive feature is that the first 4 rays of its pectoral fins are enlarged.

Now, let's talk about its appearance:

Its body color is olive on the back and pinkish-silvery on the sides and belly.
There are approximately 12 vertical bars that run from its back downwards towards its side.
You'll notice a black band on the upper part of its dorsal fin, which is the fin on its back.
For its fins, it has:

9 dorsal fin rays, with 2 in the front part and 7 in the back.
14 rays in its pectoral fin.
9 rays in its pelvic fin.
10 rays in its anal fin, with 2 in the front part and 8 in the back.
This fish typically grows to a maximum length of about 8.2 centimeters and is commonly found in rivers and streams.
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Barilius barila, wikipedia.org. more information please contact with us.