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Puntius melanostigma

(Day 1878)
  

Puntius melanostigma was originally described as Barbus melanostigma by Day in 1878. It belongs to the family Cyprinidae and subfamily Barbinae. It is commonly known as Wynaad barb. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is India.
Species   melanostigma
AuthorWI   Day [F.]
AuthorNI   Day
Qualification   ---
Year   1878
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Cypriniformes Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Subfamily  
Barbinae Barbinae
Genus   Puntius
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cypriniformes
Family   Cyprinidae
Subfamily   Barbinae
Genus   Puntius
Original Name   Barbus        
Taxon Name   melanostigma
Original Combination   Barbus melanostigma
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Barbus melanostigma
OriginalSubGenus   Barbus
Original Author   Day
Original AuthorWI   Day [F.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1878
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Barbinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Wynaad Hills, Kerala, India.
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Whitehead & Talwar 1976:162 [ref. 23762].
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   not identified
Page   573
Illustrations   Pl. 143 (fig. 1)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Puntius melanostigma
Current Species   melanostigma
Current Genus   Puntius
Current AuthorWI   Day [F.]
Current AuthorNI   Day
Current Year   1878
Current Family   Cyprinidae
Current Subfamily  
Barbinae Barbinae

Habitat benthopelagic        
Water Fresh water
   
Distribution India.

Current Summary   Valid as Puntius melanostigma  (Day 1878). Cyprinidae: Cyprininae.
 
Name History   • Synonym of Puntius mahecola  (Valenciennes 1844) -- (Pethiyagoda & Kottelat 2005:150 [ref. 28275]). • Valid as Puntius melanostigma  (Day 1878) -- (Talwar & Jhingran 1991:275 [ref. 20764], Zacharias et al. 1996:40 [ref. 25526], Manimekalan 1998:436 [ref. 24989], Menon 1999:96 [ref. 24904], Raju Thomas et al. 2002:50 [ref. 26359], Pethiyagoda et al. 2008:209 [ref. 29986], Pethiyagoda et al. 2012:73 [ref. 32071]).

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ablabes Puntius (Barbodes) ablabes Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
ablabes Puntius ablabes Bleeker [P.] 1863Synonym
afasciatus Haludaria afasciatus Jayaram [K. C.] 1990Synonym
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
asoka Puntius asoka Kottelat [M.] & Pethiyagoda [R.] 1989Synonym
assimilis Puntius assimilis (Jerdon [T. C.] 1849)Synonym
ater Puntius ater Linthoingambi [I.] & Vishwanath [W.] 2007Synonym
atra Pethia atra (Linthoingambi [I.] & Vishwanath [W.] 2007)Valid
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 Barbodes banksi (Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940)Valid
banksi Puntius banksi Herre [A. W. C. T.] 1940Valid
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