The Dumbara-Petiya is a Critically Endangered

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The Dumbara-Petiya (Systomus martenstyni), shown here is a Critically Endangered(CR) z_p85-fish2species that is protected under Section 31A of the Fauna and Flora Protection Ordinance.It is included in Schedule v as Puntius martenstyni,the old name before the name of the genus was changed.
Hence it is an offence to kill or cause any harm to this species.All offences are cognizable( offenders can be arrested without a warrant).

 

see mover-http://www.lankadeepa.lk/index.php/top_story/437866

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Jagath Gunawardana

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