Species Details

@Khan,Mohammad Moazzam (www.fishbase.se)

Spotfin swamp barb Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Puntius sophore
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Pool barb
Habitat : Rivers,Streams,Ponds,Paddy fields
Description : Spotfin swamp barb is a moderately compressed bodied fish with a slightly longer upper jaw.Body is silvery with sides having a bluish glow.Two black round spots are present,one at the base of dorsal fin and other near the tail.Operculum is tainted with golden color.Males develop a red band along the sides of the body during breeding season which is less distinct in female.Pelvic and anal fins are red in adult male.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Shahtaj Islam Sakaal, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Khan,Mohammad Moazzam([email protected]),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.