Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus

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Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Desmopuntius
Species: D. rhomboocellatus
Binomial name
Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus
(Koumans, 1940)
  • Puntius rhomboocellatus Koumans, 1940
  • Barbus rhomboocellatus (Koumans, 1940)
  • Systomus rhomboocellatus (Koumans, 1940)
  • Barbus tetrazona Bleeker, 1856 (ambiguous name)
  • Barbus kahajani Hoedeman, 1956

Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus[1] is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Borneo where it is found in western and central Kalimantan. This species reaches a length of 8.8 centimetres (3.5 in) TL.[2] The specific rhomboocellatus refers to the rhomboid ocellus markings of the flanks, which sometimes gives rise to the common name "Snakeskin barb".


  1. ^ 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. Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013, Supplement No. 27: 1–663.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus" in FishBase. October 2013 version.