SEAVR 
 

Home  
覧覧覧覧覧  
SE Asia fauna ...  
   
Primates
Carnivorans
Other Large Mammals
Squirrels & Small Mammals
Bats
覧覧
Birds
覧覧
Snakes
Lizards & Crocodilians
Turtles
覧覧
Amphibians
FFrog calls
覧覧
Fishes
覧覧
Species Lists
 







 
覧覧覧覧覧  
New! SE Asia Vertebrate Records  (SEAVR)  
覧覧覧覧覧  
New Guinea fauna ...  
   
Snakes
Lizards
Frogs
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
Articles & Publications
News Links
Singapore sightings
Feedback
Image policy
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
 

Search this site ...

 
 


   

 
  覧覧覧覧覧  

Recently added ...
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
覧覧覧覧覧  
     
   
     
    Links :  
  HabitatID  
  Primatewatching  
  Intl. Otter Survival Fund
  Orang Utan Appeal (UK)  
  Wallace Online  
    Cicada Tree Eco-place  
  Malaysian Nature Society  
    Citizen Action for Tigers  
    Nature Society (Singapore)  
  Traffic  
    Wild Singapore  
     
  Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
Copyright ゥ Ecology Asia 2017
   

 

   
   
 
Six-banded Tiger Barb
   
   

Fig 1


Fig 2

  
 

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : CYPRINIDAE
Species : Desmopuntius hexazona
Maximum Length : 5.5 cm

This small, attractively patterned fish inhabits shady, forest streams and freshwater swamp forest.

It is identified by the six equally spaced vertical dark bands. The foremost band passes through the eye and the rear band can be vaguely discerned at the bases of the tail fin. The third band abuts the front of the dorsal fin.

The species occurs in parts of Thailand (including the Mekong Basin), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo.


Figs 1 and 2 : Examples from a shallow, acidic stream in freshwater swamp forest, Singapore.


References : F1