field guide to the freshwater fishes of singapore

Index of fishes
General parts of a fish
Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
  Family Cyprinidae
About the family in general

Genus Barbodes
Oviparous; omnivorous; gregarious; pelagic. Asia. These large barbs, previously classified under Puntius are now placed in this genus. They are important food fishes. One species, the Tinfoil Barb Barbodes schwanenfeldii, has probably vanished, although this is one of the most common forest barbs in Malaysia.

diagram Thai Silver Barb
Barbodes gonionotus
Ikan Lampan Jawa,
name in chinese characters

40 cm; Introduced, uncommon. Rural streams and ponds.

This was originally imported as a pond-culture fish, but individuals have escaped (or released). There is a likelihood of it becoming established in local freshwaters (if it has not already done so). It is native to Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia
Freshwater habitats
Fishes in Singapore
Amazing Fishy Facts
About the guidebook
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre