Deccan barb

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Deccan barb
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Puntius
Species: P. deccanensis
Binomial name
Puntius deccanensis
Yazdani & Babu Rao, 1976[2]

Puntius deccanensis, the Deccan barb, is a critically endangered species of ray-finned fish in the genus Puntius. It is endemic to the Northern Western Ghats in India.[3]


  1. ^ Raghavan, R. & Ali, A. Puntius deccanensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Puntius deccanensis" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ "Puntius deccanensis". IUCN. Retrieved 18 September 2014.