(Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1991)
The bandula barb (Pethia bandula) is a species of cyprinid endemic to Sri Lanka where it is only known from near Galapitamada in the Warakapola Divisional Secretariat. As this critically endangered species only was known from a single unprotected site where the population consists of an estimated 1,000 individuals, a second "insurance" population was established in 2014 by a team of IUCN scientists in cooperation with Sri Lanka's Forest Department, the Department of Wildlife Conservation and local communities.
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- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pethia bandula" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
- IUCN (8 July 2014). Translocation of the point-endemic and Critically Endangered (CR) freshwater fish species Pethia bandula (Bandula barb).
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