Puntius vittatus Day, 1865
Greenstripe barb
Puntius vittatus
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6 - 6.5; dH range: 8 - 15
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
Biology:  Occurs in ponds, streams and lakes in plains (Ref. 41236). Often found in rice fields. Enters brackish water. Feeds mainly on filamentous algae and blue-green algae (Ref. 6028).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.09.96

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