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Tinfoil Barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
Tinfoil Barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Barbonymus
Kottelat, 1999
Type Species
Barbus schwanenfeldii
Bleeker, 1853
Barbonymus altus (Red tailed tinfoil barb)
Barbonymus gonionotus (Java barb)
Barbonymus schwanenfeldii (Tinfoil barb)

Barbonymus is a genus of fish in the Cyprinidae family. Its members are commonly referred to as barbs. The genus is relatively new, with many of its members reclassified from the Barbus and Barbodes genera. The type species is the tinfoil barb (Barbus schwanenfeldii, now called Barbonymus schwanenfeldii).


  • "Barbonymus". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. February 2006 version. N.p.: FishBase, 2006.

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