Species Details

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Barilius vagra

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Scientific Name : Barilius vagra
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Hill Trout
Habitat : Rivers,Streams
Description : This fish has a slender, elongated body with a moderately-sized mouth and long jaws. It has two pairs of whisker-like barbels—one near its nose (rostral) and another near its upper jaw (maxillary). Along its side, you can count about 42-44 scales in a line. Something interesting about this fish is that both its pectoral and pelvic fins have well-developed scales at their bases. Its tail (caudal fin) is forked with equal lobes.

Now, let's talk about its appearance:

The body color is silvery with 13-18 bluish spots, mostly above the lateral line.
Its fins are quite eye-catching, usually bright pinkish or yellowish.
For its measurements:

The head is about 4.3-4.6 times the size of its body's standard length and 5.4-5.7 times the size of its total length.
Its body height is roughly 4.5-4.6 times the size of its standard length and 5.5-5.6 times the size of its total length.
The eye size is about 3.2-3.6 times the size of its head.
The space between its eyes (interorbital) varies from 0.9-1.0 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.
There are 14 rays in its pectoral fin.
9 rays in its pelvic fin.
The anal fin usually has 14-15 rays, with 2 in the front part and 11-12 in the back.
This fish typically grows up to a maximum length of about 12.5 centimeters and can be found in streams and rivers near hills. It's also present in rivers and canals around Dinajpur and the Jamuna river.
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:Hussain, Sajjad ([email protected] ),www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.