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Poropuntius huguenini
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Poropuntius
H. M. Smith, 1931
Type species
Poropuntius normani
H. M. Smith, 1931

Poropuntius is a genus of cyprinid fish found mainly in freshwater habitats of Southeast Asia and Yunnan in China, but P. burtoni is from South Asia.[1] Several species have highly restricted ranges and are threatened, and a single P. speleops is a cavefish.[2]


There are currently 39 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Poropuntius in FishBase. April 2017 version.
  2. ^ Romero, A., editor (2001). The Biology of Hypogean Fishes, p. 18. Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes. ISBN 978-1402000768