Sawbwa barb

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Sawbwa barb
Sawbwa resplendens.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Sawbwa
Annandale, 1918
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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T180647A7649175. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T180647A7649175.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  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.