Sahyadria denisonii day 1865 red line torpedo barb synonymstop. Puntius denisonii is one of the fishes that are getting popular with surprisingly high rate.
The current genus is sahyadria and is derived from the local name sahyadri the western gats mountain range in india.
Sahyadria denisonii. Denison barb sahyadria denisonii ex. They were formerly included in puntius. It is commonly seen in the aquarium trade.
Pet collection caused it to become endangered and is its single major threat. Sahyadria denisonii was first described in 1865 by day. Origin edit edit source it is endemic to the fast flowing hill streams and rivers of the state of kerala and south karnataka in south india.
Labeo denisonii day 1865. The fish has become a subject of aquarists focus quite recently. Named after sahyadri noun a vernacular name for the western ghats mountain ranges.
Sahyadria is a genus of cyprinid fishes native to india where they are endemic to rivers and streams in the western ghats. Sahyadria denisonii picture by åhlander o. Additional names red line torpedo barb denison barb rose line shark additional scientific names barbus denisonii labeo denisonii crossocheilus denisonii puntius denisoni puntius denisonii.
The largest sahyadria measure 15 cm 5 9 in total length. Barbus denisonii day 1865. Also known by the names red torpedo barb and roseline shark the gold denison s barb sahyadria denisonii is one of the most strikingly colorful and active fish available for the freshwater aquarium.
The denison barb denison s barb miss kerala red line torpedo barb or roseline shark sahyadria denisonii is an endangered species of cyprinid fish endemic to the fast flowing hill streams and rivers of the western ghats in india. Classification names common names synonyms catalog of fishes gen. Sahyadria denisonii red line torpedo barb.
Puntius denisonii day 1865. Itis col worms cloffa actinopterygii ray finned fishes cypriniformes carps cyprinidae minnows or carps barbinae etymology. The natural color form of this species has become extremely popular among aquarists over the past few years and a few commercial breeding programs have been developed to ensure its longevity.
Named for sir william thomas denison 1804 1871 governor of madras india from. Roseline shark denisonii barb sahyadria denisonii 8 99 19 99 a fish with many names the roseline shark redline torpedo sharkk or denisonii barb is a vividly colored schooling fish found in the fast moving streams of western india. Crossocheilus denisonii day 1865.
The name of this genus is derived from the word sahyadri a local name for the western ghats. Their species name denisonii is named for sir william denison governor of madras india in the 1860 s. There are currently two recognized species in this genus.
Named after sahyadri the vernacular name for the western. This india born fish has become rather renowned species due to its appealing look and interesting behavior.
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