Ichthyological Research

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 27–31 | Cite as

Psilorhynchus ngathanu, a new torrent minnow species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Chindwin Basin, Manipur, India

  • Bungdon ShangningamEmail author
  • Waikhom Vishwanath
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Psilorhynchus ngathanu, a new psilorhynchid species, is described from the Dutah River, Chindwin Basin in Manipur, India. The new species is distinct from its congeners in the absence of scales from the midventral region between the pectoral fins, the presence of two rows of spots on the dorsal-fin rays and two black bars on the caudal fin, v–vi unbranched pectoral-fin rays, and 10 + 9 principal caudal-fin rays.


New species Psilorhynchid fish Chindwin Basin India 



The first author is grateful to the University Grants Commission for providing a University Research Scholarship and the second author to the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi (Project No BCIL/NER-BPMC/2012/1549) for a research grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesManipur UniversityCanchipurIndia

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