Pethia ticto (Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822)

Genus: Pethia Meegas kumbura and Maduwage

Last unbranched dorsal fin ray stiff, serrated; rostral barbels absent; maxillary barbels absent or minute; a black blotch on the caudal peduncle; and frequently, black blotches, spots or bars on the side of the body.

Synonyms: Cyprinus ticto Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822; Puntius punctatus Day, 1865; Barbus (Puntius) stoliczkanus Day, 1871; B. ticto Day, 1878; B. punctatus Day, 1878; Rothee ticto Hamilton, 1822; Systomus ticto Hamilton, 1822; S. tripunctatus Jerdon, 1849.
Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 3-4/8, anal 2-3/5, pectoral 1/12-14. Dorsal fin inserted slightly posterior to pelvic fin origin; lateral line usually complete, often ceases after 6 t h to 8t h scale. Two spot along lateral line scale, one on the 4 t h scale and second on 17t h – 20t h scale.

Common names: Ticto barb, fire fin barb, two spot barb


Punatsangchhu: Khaini khola (Dagana)

Amochhu: Torsa (Chukha)

Altitude: 117 – 195 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)