Barbodes gonionotus (Puntius gonionotus/javanicus, Bleeker) is a cyprinid fish, endemic to South-east Asia and is of great importance in both wild fisheries and in aquaculture in the region. It is a common to dominant species in the middle and lower stretches of medium and large rivers. Five highly polymorphic microsatellite loci are described (H<sub>O</sub> = 0.7–0.9, number of alleles per locus = 10–37), which will be of use both in population genetic studies and for the assessment of true effective breeding population sizes in aquaculture stocks.
McConnell, S.K.J.; Skibinski, D.O.F.; Mair, G.C. Microsatellite markers from a commercially important South-east Asian cyprinid, the silver barb (Barbodes gonionotus Bleeker). Molecular Ecology Notes (2001) 1 (3) 135-136. [DOI: 10.1046/j.1471-8278.2001.00050.x]