Puntius reval

The Puntius reval lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Puntius reval is distinguished from all other Sri Lankan and South Indian Puntius in having the last unbranched dorsal ray serrated; lateral line incomplete, perforating 4-9 scales; scale rows above lateral line arranged in a distinctive pattern; dorsal, anal and pelvic More

Puntius reval is named after its red fins (the name is a conjunction of the Sinhalese re, meaning red and val, meaning fins) and has been found from the Kalu River northwards to the Maha Oya River. More

Puntius reval, whose name is a reference (in Sinhala) to its red fins (pic: Rohan Pethiyagoda). Inspired by research previously conducted by Dr. More

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Puntius
Species : Puntius reval
Authority : Meegaskumbura, Silva, Maduwage &Pethiyagoda, 2008