Barbodes carnaticus

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Carnatic carp
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Barbodes
Species: B. carnaticus
Binomial name
Barbodes carnaticus
(Jerdon, 1849)
  • Barbus carnaticus Jerdon, 1849
  • Puntius carnaticus (Jerdon, 1849)

Barbodes carnaticus, the Carnatic carp, is a species of cyprinid fish from the Western Ghats in India where it inhabits riffles and larger pools in rapidly flowing rivers and streams. It prefers to shelter underneath boulders and overhangs. This species can reach a length of 60 centimetres (24 in) TL and has attained a maximum report weight of 12 kilograms (26 lb). It is a commercially important fish and is also farmed.[2]


  1. ^ Ali, A. & Raghavan, R. 2011. Barbodes carnaticus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Barbodes carnaticus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.