Pethia pookodensis

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Pethia pookodensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Pethia
Species: P. pookodensis
Binomial name
Pethia pookodensis
(Mercy & Eapen, 2007)
  • Puntius pookodensis Mercy & Eapen, 2007

Pethia pookodensis is a species of cyprinid fish found in Kerala, India where it is only known to occur in Pookode Lake in the Western Ghats. This species can reach a length of 4.3 centimetres (1.7 in) SL.[2] The high level of tourism around the lake poses serious threats to its ecosystem.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ali, A. & Raghavan, R. 2011. Pethia pookodensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pethia pookodensis" in FishBase. April 2013 version.