Species Details


Indian Glass Barb Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Chela laubuca
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Blue Laubuca
Habitat : Stream,River,Canal,Floodplain,Pond,Beel
Description : This fish has a long, deep, and slightly flattened body with a mouth that's a bit slanted. You can count about 34-36 scales in a line along its side.

Now, let's talk about its appearance:

The body is mostly translucent and shines with a silvery to greenish-gray color. There's a violet shimmer around the caudal peduncle (the part just before the tail).
You'll see vertical steel-blue markings on the sides of its body.
At the base of its caudal fin (the tail fin), there's a deep black blotch with golden edges.
Its fins are yellowish.
For its measurements:

The body depth is about 2.5-4.1 times its standard length (the usual measurement for fish).
This fish can grow up to a maximum length of about 6.7 cm.
You can find it abundantly in places like canals, beels (shallow lakes), baors (oxbow lakes), and rivers. During the rainy season, it also ventures into paddy and jute fields. It prefers muddy areas with a sandy bottom.

When it comes to food, it's a surface dweller and mainly feeds on insects. Occasionally, it might nibble on leaves and stem tissue.

For breeding, it freely spawns in ponds, tanks, and small streams.
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:Laubuca dadiburjori,wikipedia.org, more information please contact with us.