The spotted barb or common barb (Puntius binotatus) is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Cyprininae sub-family of the (Cyprinidae) family. It originates in Asia, in Myanmar and the Mekong of Thailand through Indonesia. It has also become established as an exotic species in Palau. It was originally described as Barbus binotatus by Achille Valenciennes in 1842, and has also been referred to in scientific literature as Systomus binotatus, Capoeta binotata, and Barbodes binotatus.
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