Dawkinsia srilankensis Senanayake, 1985



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Puntius srilankensis Senanayake, 1985


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?



Kalu River, Sri Lanka


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Senanayake, F. R. (1985 "1982"). Barbus srilankensis, a new species of cyprinid  fish from Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Science) 15: 165-172.

Other references:

Goonatilake, Sampath de Alwis. (2012). The Taxonomy and Conservation Status of the Freshwater Fishes in Sri Lanka, pp. 77-87. In: The National Red List 2012 of Sri Lanka: Conservation Status of the Fauna and Flora. Weerakoon, D.K. & S. Wijesundara Eds., Ministry of Environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka. viii + 476 pp.

Pethiyagoda, R. (1991). Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Pethiyagoda, R. and Kottelat, M. (2005). A review of the barb of the Puntius filamentosus group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) of southern India and Sri Lanka. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 12: 127-144.

Pethiyagoda, R., Meegaskumbura, M. and Maduwage, K. (2012). A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23(1): 69-95.


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