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Founa in Sri Lanka

Puntius chola

  Order Cypriniformes
  Family Cyprinidae
  Genus Puntius
  Species P chola
  Binomial name Puntius chola
  Local Name Swamp barb (Kota ipilla)
  Status native
  Conservation status

The swamp barb or chola barb, Puntius chola, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Cyprininae sub-family of the (Cyprinidae) family. It originates in inland waters in Asia, and is found in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Myanmar.

The fish will grow in length up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) and weigh up to 60 grams (2.1 ounces).