Puntius deccanensis Yazdani & Babu Rao, 1976

Deccan barb



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Maharashtra, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Yazdani, G. M. and Rao, B. M. (1976). A new species of the genus Puntius (Hamilton) (Pisces: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from western India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 73(1): 171-175.


Other references:

Chandanshive, E. N., Kamble, S. M. and Yadav, B. E. (2007). Fish fauna of pavana river of Pune, Maharashtra. Zoos Print Journal 22(5): 2693-2694.

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.

Karat, S., Dahanukar, N., Raut, R. and Mahabaleshwarkar, M. (2003). Long term changes in freshwater fish species composition in North Western Ghats, Pune district. Current Science 84(6): 816-822.

Raghavan, R. and Ali, A. (2013). Puntius deccanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T172345A6872881. Downloaded on 20 December 2015.

Wagh, G. K and Ghate, H. V. (2003). Freshwater fish fauna of the rivers Mula and Mutha, Pune, Maharashtra. Zoos Print Journal 18(1): 977-981.


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