Hypselobarbus carnaticus

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

Hypselobarbus carnaticus, also known as 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.[1]


  1. ^ Arunachalam, M., Raja, M., Muralidharan, M. & Mayden, R.L. (2012): Phylogenetic Relationships of Species of Hypselobarbus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae): An Enigmatic Clade Endemic to Aquatic Systems of India. Zootaxa, 3499: 63-73.