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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Barilius
F. Hamilton, 1822
Type species
Cyprinus barila
F. Hamilton, 1822

Bendilisis Bleeker, 1860
Chedrus Swainson, 1839
Pachystomus Heckel, 1843
Pelotrophus Günther, 1864
Pteropsarion Günther, 1868
Sagittabarilius Fowler, 1936
Schacra Günther, 1868
Shacra Bleeker, 1860

Barilius is a large genus of cyprinid fishes native to Asia. Four species in this genus have been discovered since 2012.


There are currently 34 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b c Knight, J.D.M., Rai, A., D’Souza, R.K.P. & Vijaykrishnan, B. (2015): Barilius ardens (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species from the Western Ghats, India, with redescription of B. malabaricus and B. canarensis. Zootaxa, 3926 (3): 396–412.
  2. ^ Husain, A. (2012): Description of a new species of fish, Barilius pectoralis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae: Danininae) from Uttarakhand.[permanent dead link] Journal on New Biological Reports, 1 (1): 21-24.
  3. ^ Dishma, M. & Vishwanath, W. (2012): Barilius profundus, a new cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Koladyne basin, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4 (2): 2363–2369.
  4. ^ Tejavej, A. (2012): Barilius signicaudus, a new species of cyprinid fish from Maeklong Basin, western Thailand (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3586: 138–147.