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Rainbow minnow, Psilorhynchus gracilis Rainboth, 1983

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps) Genus: Psilorhynchus Species: P. gracilis

Common/local names English: Rainbow minnow and Rainboth minnow Bangladesh: Balitora (বালিটোরা)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Gangetic lowland streams) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate, arched dorsal and flattened below with depressed head. Mouth small and ventral and eyes large. Dorsal fin inserted …read more