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. & Ali, A. 2013. Puntius deccanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T172345A6872881. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T172345A6872881.en. 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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