Barbodes carnaticus (Jerdon, 1849)
Carnatic carp
Barbodes carnaticus
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 12 kg; max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in large pools and riffles of rapid rivers and streams. Adults are observed to hide under bedrocks, boulders and undercuttings. Feeds on allochthonous fallen leaves and seeds (Ref. 44325). Does not breed in ponds but spawns in flooded rivers during monsoon months (Ref. 4832). Spawns in July-August and fry are available in September to December (Ref. 44325).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 July 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 09.08.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.07.96

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