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.
Synony ms: Cyprinus bendelisis Hamilton – Buchanan 1807; C. cocsa (barilius) Hamilton – Bachenan 1822; B. howesi Barman, 1986.
Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 3/7-8, anal 2/8-9, pectoral 1/10; barbels two pairs, rostral pair reduced or often absent. Lateral line scale 42 – 45, with two black spots at their base. Body with 8-12 bars.
Common names: Hamilton’s barila, fageta
Punatsangchhu: Kalikhola (Dagana), Khaini Khola (Dagana), Sheti Bagar (Dagana), Labrang (Dagana)
Amochhu: Torsa (Chukha), Dorti Khola (Chukha), Lingden (Chukha)
Wangchhu: Pippingchhu (Chukha)
Altitude: 101 – 300 MASL
Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)