The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as . Barbus schwanenfeldii Bleeker, ; Systomus schwanefeldi (Bleeker, ); Barbonymus: from the generic name Barbus, to which members of this genus. Abstract. Tinfoil barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii is a commercially important freshwater fish, which is found in the sub-tropical and the tropical.

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Short description Morphology Morphometrics Dorsal spines total: Distinguished from other species of the genus in having a red dorsal fin with a black blotch at the tip, red pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, red caudal fin with white margin and a black submarginal stripe along each lobe, and 8 scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line Ref. Large individuals silvery or golden yellow in life with its dorsal fin red and caudal fin orange or blood-red Ref.


Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers and enters flooded fields Ref. In east Kalimantan, Indonesia a temperature range of Largely herbivorous, consuming aquatic macrophytes and submerged land plants, as well as filamentous algae and occasionally badbonymus Ref. Also feeds on small fishes Ref.

Usually marketed fresh Ref. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim.

Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Moderate to high vulnerability 49 of Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: Found in rivers, streams, canals and ditches Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc.

Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M.

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