Barilius barna (Hamilton, 1822)

Genus: Barilius Hamilton

Body shallow to deep, laterally compressed. Barbels one or two pairs, or entirely absent. Lateral line complete or incomplete, or absent. Dorsal fin inserted behind pelvic fin origin, often extending over anal fin. Body silvery often with dark bluish spots or bars.

Synonyms: Cyprinus barila Hamilton- Buchanan, 1822; Barilius bonarensis Chaudhuri, 1912

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 2/7, anal 3/10-11, pectoral 1/14. Body moderately robust, deeper with 8-10; barbels often absent or rudimentary. Lateral line scales 39 to 42.

Common names:     Barna beril, fageta


Punastangchhu: Sunkosh main river (Dagana), Kalikhola (Lhamoizingkha, Dagana), Sheti bagar (Dagana), Nyichula

Amochhu: Nyechhu (Lingden, Chukha), Torsa river (Chukha)

Wangchhu: Pippingchhu (Chukha)

Altitude: 135 – 300 MASL

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN)