Sahyadria denisonii (Day, 1865)
Denison barb
Sahyadria denisonii
photo by Ã…hlander, O.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.80000019073486 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 5 - 25
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Presence of black band and a scarlet stripe from snout to mid-caudal; and an oblique black caudal fin band (Ref. 74592).
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing hill streams (Ref. 41236). A herbivorous (Ref. 74596) and a gregarious fish which inhabits rocky pools with thick riparian vegetation (Ref. 74592).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 06 July 2010 (A2acde+3cde; B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.01.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.12.02

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