Species Details

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Hamilton’s Baril Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Barilius bendelisis
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Hill Trout
Habitat : Rivers,Hilly streams
Description : This fish has an elongated and slightly compressed body with a moderately split mouth. It sports two short pairs of whisker-like barbels—one near its nose (rostral) and another near its upper jaw (maxillary). You'll notice that the upper part of its body is not as rounded as the lower part. The dorsal fin, located on its back, is positioned ahead of the anal fin underneath it. Along its side, you can count about 39 to 45 scales in a line.

Now, let's talk about its measurements:

The head is about 3.8-4.5 times the size of its body's standard length and 4.8-5.6 times the size of its total length.
Its body height is roughly 3.8-4.3 times the size of its standard length and 4.8-5.3 times the size of its total length.
The eye size is about 4.2-6.0 times the size of its head.
The space between its eyes (interorbital) varies from 1.2-3.4 times the size of its head.
Now, for its fins:

It has 9 dorsal fin rays, with 2 in the front part and 7 in the back.
The pectoral fin typically has 13-14 rays.
There are 9 rays in its pelvic fin.
The anal fin usually has 10 rays, with 2 in the front part and 8 in the back.
This fish can grow up to about 15.5 centimeters in length and is commonly found in hill streams and rivers at the base of hills. You can spot them in rivers in Rangpur, Dinajpur, Sylhet, and Mymensingh.
Distribution in Bangladesh
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:Sharma, Neeraj Kumar ([email protected] ),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.