Poropuntius tawarensis (Weber & de Beaufort, 1916)
Poropuntius tawarensis
photo by Muchlisin, Z.A.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Cyprininae
Max. size:  13.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the Lake Tawar in northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Large scales; long barbels; some individuals develop a gibbosity or humeral hump, a character seldom observed in other Poropuntius. A faint longitudinal stripe above lateral line; caudal fin without marginal stripes (Ref. 35912).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 12 April 2020 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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