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Puntius kamalika SILVA, MADUWAGE & PETHIYAGODA, 2008

Kami's Barb

January 9th, 2015 — 12:41pm
Hiranya Sudasinghe

Prior to its description P. kamalika was referred to as P. amphibius, a putatively valid species probably restricted to western India.

It differs from all congeners in the following combination of characters: 4½/1/2½ scales in a transverse line between the mid-dorsal…

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Luciosoma setigerum (VALENCIENNES, 1842)

Apollo Shark

November 3rd, 2014 — 3:21pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

There is a fish of unknown geographical origin which matches the majority of diagnostic features for L. setigerum with the exception that the dark lateral stripe is absent in the anterior portion of the body and is not composed of interconnected spots. It is relatively common in the aquarium trade and included here as L. cf. setigerum until a confirmed identity is established.

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Leptobarbus hoevenii (BLEEKER, 1851)

Mad Barb

November 2nd, 2014 — 5:17pm
Gerhard Ott

Apparently native to Peninsular Malaysia plus the Greater Sunda Islands of Borneo, Sumatra, and Java. Reports of this species from the Mekong, Chao Phraya, and other rivers in Indochina refer to the congener L. rubripinna (see ‘Notes’).

Type locality is ‘Indonesia: Borneo: Kalimantan Selatan: Banjarmasin’.

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Laubuka laubuca (HAMILTON, 1822)

Indian Glass Barb

October 29th, 2014 — 4:20pm
Choy Heng Wah

Probably endemic to northern India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Records from Sri Lanka, southern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia appear to represent other species.

Given the distribution of L. siamensis, it seems likely that many of the fish entering the aquarium trade are this species and not L. laubuca. The two species can be distinguished b…

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Labiobarbus siamensis (SAUVAGE, 1881)

October 26th, 2014 — 7:41pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

L. siamensis can be distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: 39-42 scales in the lateral series; shoulder spot usually absent, but sometimes well-defined; body with longitudinal stripes formed by a spot on each scale; dorsal fin with dusky median stripe and no red coloration; caudal fin dusky, sometimes with reddish coloration, but no well-defined stripes; 20-23 circumpeduncular scales…

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Labiobarbus leptocheilus VALENCIENNES, 1842

October 26th, 2014 — 6:32pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

Different populations vary in appearance somewhat (see image of Salween specimen for example), and L. leptocheilus may turn out to represent a group of closely-related species rather than a single taxon. The population from the Cambodian Mekong has been considered to represent a distinct species, Labiobarbus lineatus, although that name is currently a synonym of L. leptocheilus following Kottelat (2013). It is widely used in the ornamental trade, however.

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Labiobarbus fasciatus (BLEEKER, 1853)

October 26th, 2014 — 6:05pm
Wibowo Djatmiko

Known from the Pahang River system in southern Peninsular Malaysia, and the Greater Sunda Islands of Sumatra and Borneo. On the latter records exist from the Kapuas, Barito, and Mahakam watersheds in Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island

Type locality is ‘Pangabuang, Lampong Province, Sumatra, Indonesia’.

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Hypsibarbus wetmorei (SMITH, 1931)

October 25th, 2014 — 5:02pm
Håkon Haraldseide

H. wetmorei is distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: upper body reddish brown; robust body, not compressed; usually 4½ scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin; 8-12 rakers on first gill arch; 7-9 predorsal scales; 14 circumpeduncular scale rows; usually two scale rows separating vent and anal-fin; <29 lateral line scales; 9-14 serrations on the spinous dorsal-fin ray; distance between distal serrae on posterior margin of last unbranched dorsal-fin ray much greater than the width of their bases.

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Hypsibarbus vernayi (NORMAN, 1925)

October 25th, 2014 — 4:04pm
Nonn Panitvong/Siamensis.org

It is very similar to H. wetmorei but can be told apart by possessing yellow (vs. orange to red in H. wetmorei) pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins. It thus appears likely that yellow-finned fish marketed as H. wetmorei or ‘lemon fin barb’ in the ornamental trade are actually H. vernayi, with both species available on a regular basis.

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Hypsibarbus salweenensis RAINBOTH, 1996

October 25th, 2014 — 1:13pm
Nonn Panitving/Siamensis.org

Endemic to the Salween river system in Yunnan province, southern China, eastern Myanmar, and northwestern Thailand.

Type locality is ‘Salween River midway between Mae Sam Laep and Paleh, Mae Hong Son province, Thailand.’

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