Six-banded tiger barb

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Six-banded tiger barb
Puntius hexazona.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Desmopuntius
Species: D. hexazona
Binomial name
Desmopuntius hexazona
(M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)
  • Barbus hexazona M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1912
  • Puntius hexazona (M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)
  • Systomus hexazona (M. C. W. Weber & de Beaufort, 1912)

The six-banded tiger barb (Desmopuntius hexazona) is a species of cyprinid fish native to Southeast Asia, from the Mekong drainage basin along the Malay Peninsula to Sumatra and Borneo. This species reaches a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Desmopuntius hexazona" in FishBase. April 2013 version.