Sawbwa barb

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Sawbwa barb
Sawbwa resplendens.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Sawbwa
Species: S. resplendens
Binomial name
Sawbwa resplendens
(Annandale, 1918)

The sawbwa barb (Sawbwa resplendens), also known as the Burmese rammy nose, Asian rummynose or rummynose rasbora, is an endangered species of cyprinid fish in the monotypic genus Sawbwa.[1][2] The species is endemic to Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma).[3] It grows to a maximum total length of 3.5 cm (1.4 in).[2] Mature males are iridescent silvery-blue with red snout and red lobes to the tail fin; females are duller without red and with a dark pigmentation spot by the anus.[2] The sawbwa barb completely lacks scales.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Vidthayanon, C. (2011). "Sawbwa resplendens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sawbwa resplendens". Seriouslyfish. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Sawbwa resplendens" in FishBase. March 2017 version.