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Ichthyological Research

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 172–177 | Cite as

Glyptothorax pantherinus, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from the Noa Dehing River, Arunachal Pradesh, India

  • Nongmaithem Anganthoibi
  • Waikhom Vishwanath
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Abstract

Glyptothorax pantherinus, a new sisorid catfish species, is described from the Noa Dehing River of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The new species can be distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: mottled skin; a well-developed obtuse leaf-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus with no central depression, unculiferous ridges of the apparatus not extending anteriorly onto the gular region, and the ridges uninterrupted except for the posterior-most region; one bean-shaped cream-coloured spot on either side of the dorsal-fin origin; ventral surface of the simple rays of the paired fins are plaited marginally and distally.

Keywords

New sisorid Brahmaputra basin Taxonomy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to A.K. Karmakar for permission to examine material in ZSI, Kolkata, and to N. Sen (ZSI-ERS, Shillong), and R. Britz and P. Campbell (BMNH, London) for providing data relating to material under their care.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesManipur UniversityCanchipurIndia

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