Ichthyological Research

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 313–319 | Cite as

Schistura liyaiensis, a new loach from Barak River, Manipur, India (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae)

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Abstract

A new loach, Schistura liyaiensis, is described from the upper reaches of the Barak River at Liyai village, Senapati District, Manipur, India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having a unique combination of characters: 7–9 brown saddles each continuing onto the flank and forming 7–8 broad to slightly narrow bars with a rounded ventral margin, incomplete lateral line, 4 simple and 8½ branched dorsal-fin rays, a black spot at the origin of dorsal fin, a black basicaudal bar, pectoral and pelvic fins sub-acuminate, respectively, with 10 and 7 rays, prominent processus dentiformis.

Keywords

New nemacheilid Barak–Surma–Meghna basin Liyai village Senapati District 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of Science and Technology, Meghalaya Techno CityRi-BhoiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Life SciencesManipur UniversityCanchipurIndia

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