Psilorhynchus balitora

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Psilorhynchus balitora
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Psilorhynchidae
Genus: Psilorhynchus
Species: P. balitora
Binomial name
Psilorhynchus balitora
Hamilton, 1822[2]
  • Cyprinus balitora Hamilton, 1822
  • Psilorhynchus variegatus McClelland, 1839

Psilorhynchus balitora or Balitora minnow is a species of torrent minnow found in South Asia. It is found in the drainage basins of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra in eastern Nepal, northeast Bangladesh and adjacent West Bengal and northwest Assam. It can be found in hill streams and in rapids with substrates consisting of pebbles or sand, preferring hard substrates. It is exported as an aquarium fish.[1]


  1. ^ a b Singh, L. (2010). "Psilorhynchus balitora". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T168413A6487699. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T168413A6487699.en.  Downloaded on 27 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Psilorhynchus balitora" in FishBase. October 2017 version.