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Barbus musullah Sykes.jpg
Hypselobarbus musullah
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Hypselobarbus
Bleeker, 1860
Type species
Barbus mussullah
Sykes, 1839

Hypselobarbus is a genus of cyprinid fishes endemic to India. This freshwater fish found only in India's Cauvery Basin is on the 'brink of extinction' due to pollution, sand extraction and hydel power projects.[1]


There are currently 15 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ "Iconic Indian fish on verge of extinction: Study". zee news. Retrieved 2015-05-15. 
  2. ^ Knight, J.D.M., Rai, A. & D’Souza, R.K.P. (2013): On the identities of Barbus mussullah Sykes and Cyprinus curmuca Hamilton with notes on the status of Gobio canarensis Jerdon (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3750 (3): 201–215.
  3. ^ a b c Arunachalam, M., Chinnaraja, S., Chandran, A. & Mayden, R.L. (2014): On the identies of Cyprinus (= Hypselobarbus) curmuca Hamilton, Barbus (= Hypselobarbus) kolus Sykes, and Hypselobarbus kurali Menon and Rema Devi (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), with descriptions of three new species of Hypselobarbus from peninsular India. Species, 11 (31): 72-94.