Puntius brevis

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Puntius brevis
Puntius brevis Bleeker.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Puntius
Species: P. brevis
Binomial name
Puntius brevis
(Bleeker, 1850)[2]
  • Barbus liacanthus Günther 1886
  • Systomus leiacanthus Bleeker 1849[3]

Puntius brevis, sometimes known as the swamp barb (although Puntius chola is also known by that name), is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Puntius. It is found in the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins. Puntius spilopterus is sometimes considered conspecific.

This fish is one of the identified hosts of Opisthorchis viverrini, the Southeast Asian liver fluke.[4][5]


  1. ^ Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius brevis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Puntius brevis" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ Wikispecies
  4. ^ Wykoff, D. E.; Harinasuta, C.; Juttijudata, P.; Winn, M. M. (1965). "Opisthorchis Viverrini in Thailand--The Life Cycle and Comparison with O. Felineus". The Journal of Parasitology. 51 (2): 207–214. JSTOR 3276083. PMID 14275209. doi:10.2307/3276083. , JSTOR.
  5. ^ Rim, H. J.; Sohn, W. M.; Yong, T. S.; Eom, K. S.; Chai, J. Y.; Min, D. Y.; Lee, S. H.; Hoang, E. H.; Phommasack, B.; Insisengmay, S. (2008). "Fishborne Trematode Metacercariae Detected in Freshwater Fish from Vientiane Municipality and Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR". The Korean Journal of Parasitology. 46 (4): 253–260. PMC 2612611Freely accessible. PMID 19127332. doi:10.3347/kjp.2008.46.4.253. .