Neolissochilus bovanicus (Day, 1877)

Bovany barb



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Barbus bovanicus Day, 1877; Barbodes bovanicus (Day, 1877); Puntius bovanicus (Day, 1877)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1998

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Tamil Nadu, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Day, F. (1878). The fishes of India; being a natural history of the fishes known to inhabit the seas and fresh waters of India, Burma, and Ceylon.


Other references:

Day, F. 1889.. Fishes. In: In: W. T. Blanford (ed). (ed.), The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma., pp. i-xviii + 1-548.

Jayaram, K.C. 1991. Revision of the Genus Puntius Hamilton from the Indian region (Pisces: Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae, Cyprininae). Records of the Zoological Survey of India Occasional Paper 135: 1-178.

Jayaram, K.C., Venkateswarlu, T. & Ragunathan, M.B. 1982. A survey of the Cauvery River system with a major account of its fish fauna. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper 36: 1-115.

Manimekalan, A. 1998. The fishes of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, South India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 95(3): 431-443.

Manimekalan, A., Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R. and Ali, A. (2015). Neolissochilus bovanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. ( Downloaded on 25 June 2015.

Menon, A. G. K. (1999). Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, Occasional Paper No. 175.


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