Hypselobarbus lithopidos Day, 1874

Canara barb



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Barbus lithopidos Day, 1874; Gonoproktopterus lithopidos Day, 1874


Conservation Status

Last record: 1941 (Raghavan & Ali, 2011)

Rediscovered in 2013 or before (Knight et al. 2013)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



South Canara, Western Ghats, India












Original scientific description:

Day, Francis. (1874). On some new or little-known fishes of India. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1873(3): 704-710.


Other references:

Ali, Anvar, Philip, Siby and Raghavan, Rajeev. (2013). Back from obscurity: notes on the current distribution, threats and conservation status of a poorly known cyprinid, Hypselobarbus lithopidos (Day 1874) from the Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(13): 4743-4751.

Arunachalam, Muthukumarasamy and Chinnaraja, Sivadoss. (2016). Additional distribution records of Hypselobarbus lithopidos (Day, 1874), (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from peninsular India. FishTaxa 1(2): 108-115.

John, C. C. (1936). Freshwater fish and fisheries of Travancore. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 38(4): 702-733.

Knight, J. D. M., Rai, A. and D’souza, R. K. P. (2013). Re-description of Hypselobarbus lithopidos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), based on its rediscovery from the Western Ghats, India, with notes on H. thomassi. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(13): 4734-4742.

Pillai, R. S. N. (1929). A list of fishes taken in Travancore from 1901-1915. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 33: 348-379.

Raghavan, R. and Ali, A. (2011). Hypselobarbus lithopidos. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 29 September 2013.

Raj, B. S. (1941). Two new Cyprinid fishes from Travancore, South India, with remarks on Barbus (Puntius) micropogon Cuv. and Val. Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) 43(3): 375-386.


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