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Six-banded Tiger Barb
   
   

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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