Bigspot barb

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Bigspot barb
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Barbodes
Species: B. dunckeri
Binomial name
Barbodes dunckeri
(C. G. E. Ahl, 1929)
Synonyms
  • Barbus dunckeri C. G. E. Ahl, 1929
  • Puntius dunckeri (C. G. E. Ahl, 1929)

Barbodes dunckeri,[1] the bigspot barb, is a species of cyprinid fish native to Malaysia where it inhabits acidic swamps. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The specific epithet honors Georg Duncker, a German ichthyologist.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kottelat, M. (2013): The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia: A Catalogue and Core Bibliography of the Fishes Known to Occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries. Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Puntius dunckeri" in FishBase. October 2013 version.