Species Details

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Puntius chola

Swamp barb Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Puntius chola
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Chola barb
Habitat : Streams,River,Canal,Beel,Haor,Pond,Inundated field
Description : Swamp barb is an elongated bodied fish with 1 pair of barbels.Body is silvery with a golden operculum.A dark spot is present near the tail.Dorsal fin has a black mark on its base and 1 or 2 rows of black spots in the centre.During breeding season,males develop a red band along the side of the body.
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:Rahman,A.K.A,www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.