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Indian Carplet, Amblypharyngodon microlepis (Bleeker, 1854)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Cyprinidae (Minnows and carps) Genus: Amblypharyngodon Species: A. microlepis

Synonyms Leuciscus microlepis Bleeker, 1854 Leuciscus pellucidus McClelland, 1839

Common/local names English: Indian carplet Bangladesh: Mola (মলা) India: Mola, Dhawai, Makhni and Oori.

Distribution: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989) and India (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and compressed, abdomen rounded. …read more