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


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.

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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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Shangningam, B., Vishwanath, W. Psilorhynchus ngathanu, a new torrent minnow species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Chindwin Basin, Manipur, India. Ichthyol Res 61, 27–31 (2014).

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  • New species
  • Psilorhynchid fish
  • Chindwin Basin
  • India