Species Details

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Hard-lipped barb Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Osteochilus hasseltii
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Hasselt's Bonylip barb,Nilem Carp,Silvershark Minnow
Habitat : Freshwater bodies
Description : Hard-lipped barb is an elongated bodied fish with 2 pairs of barbels.Lips are thick and fringed with rounded snout.Body is silvery with yellowish tint.A few scales above pectoral fin are black and scales on sides with black stain.Edge of dorsal fin is faint blackish while caudal fin has a round black spot on its base.Caudal fin is forked,upper lobe slightly larger.
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:Warren,Terry,www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.