Pethia tiantian

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Pethia tiantian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Pethia
Species: P. tiantian
Binomial name
Pethia tiantian
(S. O. Kullander & F. Fang, 2005)
  • Puntius tiantian S. O. Kullander & F. Fang, 2005

Pethia tiantian is a species of cyprinid fish that has only been recorded from streams in the vicinity of Putao in the far north of Burma.[1] It grows to a length of 4.5 centimetres (1.8 in) SL.[2]

It is generally brownish with a dark vertical bar just behind the operculum and a round dark blotch on the caudal peduncle. Other Pethia species are similarly marked but P. tiantian can be distinguished by its longer lateral line, reaching all the way back to the base of the caudal fin. P. didi, a similarly marked species found in the same drainage basin, differs from P. tiantian in having a deeper body and a longer dorsal fin with two rows of dark markings rather than one.[3]


  1. ^ a b Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius tiantian. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pethia tiantian" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ Kullander, S. O. & F. Fang (2005): Two New Species of Puntius from Northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Copeia, 2005(2), pp. 290–302