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Range DescriptionPuntius filamentosus is widely distributed across peninsular India, in the east flowing Cauvery, Krishna and Tamitaparani rivers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and throughout the west flowing coastal floodplain rivers of Kerala, Karnataka and Goa. It occurs in lowland, upper and middle reaches of rivers and also in estuaries, reservoirs and marshes (Pethiyagoda & Kottelat 2005, Jayaram 2010). Occurs in the west coast of Maharashtra (S. Jadhav pers. comm. 2010).