Lined barb

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Lined barb
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Striuntius
Kottelat, 2013
Species: S. lineatus
Binomial name
Striuntius lineatus
(Duncker, 1904)
  • Barbus lineatus Duncker, 1904
  • Puntius lineatus (Duncker, 1904)

The lined barb (Striuntius lineatus) [1] is a species of cyprinid fish native to Malaysia and Indonesia where it can be found in swamps, standing waters with submerged grasses and blackwater rivers. This species can reach a length of 5.3 centimetres (2.1 in). It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2]


The genus name Striuntius is a combination of parts of the Latin "striatus", meaning "striated" and the genus name Puntius.[1] The specific epithet lineatus is Latin for "lined" referring to the color pattern of this fish.


  1. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2013): The Fishes of the Inland Waters of Southeast Asia: A Catalogue and Core Bibliography of the Fishes Known to Occur in Freshwaters, Mangroves and Estuaries. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Striuntius lineatus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.