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Pool barb

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Cypriniformes
Genus  Puntius
Higher classification  Puntius
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Cyprinidae
Scientific name  Puntius sophore
Rank  Species
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Similar  Puntius, Swamp barb, Cyprinidae, Olive barb, Ticto barb

The pool barb (Puntius sophore) is a tropical freshwater and brackish fish belonging to the Puntius genus in the family Cyprinidae. It is native to inland waters in Asia and is found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yunnan, China.

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Description

It reaches an adult size of 18 cm. (7 in) and a weight of 70 grams (2.5 oz).

Habitat

Its native habitat is rivers, streams, and ponds in plains and submontane regions. It is a plentiful shoaling fish

Synonyms

This fish was originally named Cyprinus sophore by Francis Buchanan-Hamilton in 1822, and is also referred to as Systomus sophore, and Barbus sophore.

References

Pool barb Wikipedia


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