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Puntius asoka

Kottelat & Pethiyagoda

Puntius asoka was originally described as Puntius asoka by Kottelat & Pethiyagoda in 1989. It belongs to the family Cyprinidae and subfamily Smiliogastrinae. It is commonly known as Asoka barb and is known Asoka pethiya in Sri Lanka, Asoka barb in Sri Lanka. more common names It is found in Fresh water.
Species   asoka
AuthorWI   Kottelat [M.] & Pethiyagoda [R.]
AuthorNI   Kottelat & Pethiyagoda
Qualification   ---
Year   1989
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Cypriniformes Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Smiliogastrinae Smiliogastrinae
Genus   Puntius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Subfamily   Smiliogastrinae
Genus   Puntius
Original Name   Puntius        
Taxon Name   asoka
Original Combination   Puntius asoka
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Puntius asoka
OriginalSubGenus   Puntius
Original Author   Kottelat & Pethiyagoda
Original AuthorWI   Kottelat [M.] & Pethiyagoda [R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1989
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Smiliogastrinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Sitawaka River, 6°55'25"N, 80°20'02"E, Kegala District, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka.
Types   Paratypes: ZMA 120334 (1); CMK 6402 (9), 6522 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Neumann 2011:255 [ref. 31652].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   ZSM 27188 [now ZRC 38480]
Journal   Aquar. Terrar. Z.
Citation   v. 42 (no. 8)
Page   472
Illustrations   Figs. 1, 4

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Systomus asoka
Current Species   asoka
Current Genus Systomus
Current AuthorWI Kottelat [M.] & Pethiyagoda [R.]
Current AuthorNI   Kottelat & Pethiyagoda
Current Year   1989
Current Family Cyprinidae
Current Subfamily
Smiliogastrinae Smiliogastrinae

Habitat freshwater.        
Water Fresh water
Habitat Notes Found in relatively deep (1-2 m) fast-flowing water, in areas with gravel or sand substrates. Juveniles (1-3cm TL) shoal together in schools of 30-100 individuals in very shallow water (5-25 cm), downstream. Adults occupy deeper water (1-2m), upstream. Usually occupies unshaded areas. Fast swimmers and not easily identified from water surface. Declining numbers due to intensive fishing by fish exporters.
Depth Range From 1 to 2 meters.

Current Summary   Synonym of Systomus asoka  (Kottelat & Pethiyagoda 1989). Cyprinidae: Smiliogastrinae.
Name History   •Valid as Puntius asoka Kottelat & Pethiyagoda 1989 -- (Pethiyagoda 1991:93 [ref. 20075], Silva et al. 2008:62 [ref. 29719]). •Valid as Systomus asoka Kottelat & Pethiyagoda 1989 -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:77 [ref. 32071]).

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ablabes Puntius (Barbodes) ablabes Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
ablabes Puntius ablabes Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
altus Puntius altus (Günther [A.] 1868)Synonym
amarus Puntius amarus (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1924)Synonym
ambassis Puntius ambassis (Day [F.] 1869)Valid
amblyrhynchus Puntius (Barbodes) amblyrhynchus Bleeker [P.] 1864Synonym
amblyrhynchus Puntius amblyrhynchus Bleeker [P.] 1864Synonym
amphibius Puntius amphibius (Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1842)Valid
anchisporus Puntius anchisporus (Vaillant [L. L.] 1902)Synonym
annandalei Puntius annandalei (Fowler [H. W.] 1924)Synonym
aphya Puntius aphya (Günther [A.] 1868)Synonym
arenatus Puntius arenatus (Day [F.] 1878)Valid
argenteus Puntius argenteus (Günther [A.] 1868)Synonym
arulius Puntius arulius (Jerdon [T. C.] 1849)Synonym
arulius tambraparniei Puntius arulius tambraparniei Silas [E. G.] 1954Synonym
assimilis Puntius assimilis (Jerdon [T. C.] 1849)Synonym
ater Puntius ater Linthoingambi [I.] & Vishwanath [W.] 2007Synonym
atromaculatus Puntius atromaculatus (Nichols [J. T.] & Griscom [L.] 1917)Synonym
aurotaeniatus Puntius aurotaeniatus (Tirant [G.] 1885)Synonym
bandula Puntius bandula Kottelat [M.] & Pethiyagoda [R.] 1991Synonym
banksi Puntius banksi (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940)Synonym
bantolanensis Puntius bantolanensis (Day [A. L.] 1914)Synonym
bantolensis Puntius bantolensis (Day [A. L.] 1914)Synonym
baoulan Puntius baoulan (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1926)Synonym
beasleyi Puntius beasleyi (Fowler [H. W.] 1937)Synonym
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