Pethia punctata

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Pethia punctata
Barbus punctatus Day 144.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Pethia
Species: P. punctata
Binomial name
Pethia punctata
(F. Day, 1865)
  • Pethia muvattupuzhaensis Jameela Beevi & Ramachandran, 2005 [2]
  • Puntius punctatus Day, 1865
  • Puntius ticto punctatus Day, 1865
  • Barbus punctatus Day, 1865

Pethia punctata is a species of cyprinid fish found in streams and ponds of the Western Ghats of India. There have also been unconfirmed reports that it is also present in Sri Lanka.[3] This species can reach a length of 7.5 centimetres (3.0 in) TL.[3]


  1. ^ Shaji, C.P. 2011. Pethia punctata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Katwate, U., Baby, F., Raghavan, R. & Dahanukar, N. (2014): The identity of Pethia punctata, a senior synonym of P. muvattupuzhaensis (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3884 (3): 201–221.
  3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Pethia punctata" in FishBase. February 2015 version.