Denison barb (Miss Kerala)


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    • A section of aquarists and ornamental fish breeders are surprised that the Denison barb (Miss Kerala) has been included in Schedule I of the Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021.

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    • The scientific name: Puntius denisonii, given against the common name Denison barb.
      • It is said this name is wrong
        • it should have been Sahyadria denisonii. 
    •  It is a native freshwater fish species commonly found in parts of Karnataka and Kerala with some of the highest endemic aquatic fauna in the country.
    • IUCN status: Endangered

    Source: TH