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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3860.3.4

Schistura andrewi, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Mizoram, northeastern India

BEIHROSA SOLO, LALRAMLIANA LALRAMLIANA, SAMUEL LALRONUNGA, LALNUNTLUANGA LALNUNTLUANGA

Abstract


Schistura andrewi, a new species of loach, is described from a tributary of Kaladan River in Mizoram, northeastern India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having the following combination of characters: long axillary pelvic lobe; complete lateral line with 82–95 pores; 2 unbranched dorsal and anal fin rays; 6–7 broad, wider than interspace, black bars on the body; 2 rows of black spots horizontally across the dorsal fin; a deeply emarginate caudal fin, with 2 vertical rows of black spots across the fin, and 9 + 8 branched caudal fin rays.


Keywords


Kaladan basin, Mat River, Ichthyofauna, diversity, Serchhip

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