Dawkinsia singhala (Duncker, 1912)
photo by Gunasekara, G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  9.05 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sri Lanka. This species was previously identified as Puntius filamentosus in Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Adults (>6 cm SL) differ from all other species of the Puntius filamentosus group by a combination of the following characters: absence of distinct marks on caudal fin lobes or on body in advance of anal fin origin; length of maxillary barbels less than 1/4 eye diameter; mouth subterminal (Ref. 55036).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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