Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Barbonymus > Barbonymus schwanenfeldii

Barbonymus schwanenfeldii (Tinfoil barb; Tinfoil; Schwanenfeld's barb; River barb; Goldfoil barb)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The tinfoil barb (Barbonymus schwanenfeldii) is a tropical Southeast Asian freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. This species was originally described as Barbus schwanenfeldii by Pieter Bleeker in 1853, and has also been placed in the genera Barbodes and Puntius. The specific epithet is frequently misspelled schwanefeldii. The tinfoil barb is commercially important in the aquarium hobby trade, as well as commercial aquaculture, subsistence farming, and occasionally as bait. It is usually marketed fresh.
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Migration [1]  Potamodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Batang Ai National Park II 62638 Sarawak, Malaysia
Betung Kerihun National Park II 1945086 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Danau Sentarum National Park 347674 Kalimantan, Indonesia  
Krau Wildlife Reserve IV 149823 Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia  

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[2]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Chao Phraya River; Indonesia; Lake Toba; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Mae Klong; Malaysia; Mekong; Oriental; Singapore; Taiwan; Thailand; Tonle Sap; USA (contiguous states); Viet Nam;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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