Barilius shacra (Hamilton- Buchanan, 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 (Barilius) shacra Hamilton – Buchanan 1822.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 2/7, anal 2-3/8, pectoral 1/14. Body shallow, its depth 4.3 to 4.5 times its standard length; barbels present. Dorsal fin inserted in advance of anal fin. Scales moderate and, with many radii; Lateral line scales 59 – 70 with 12 vertical bars. Predorsal scales 22 -25. Tubercles small and poorly developed on snout and lower jaw.

Common names:     Shacra baril, fageta


Punatsangchhu: Sheti bagar (Dagana)

Altitude: 125 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)