Martenstyn's barb

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Martenstyn's Barb
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Systomus
Species: S. martenstyni
Binomial name
Systomus martenstyni
(Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1991)
  • Puntius martenstyni Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1991

Martenstyn's Barb (Systomus martenstyni) is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Sri Lanka. This species can reach a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in). It is important to local commercial fisheries.[2]


  1. ^ Pethiyagoda, R. 1996. Systomus martenstyni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 4 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Systomus martenstyni" in FishBase. April 2013 version.