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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4173.2.10

Physoschistura chhimtuipuiensis, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Mizoram, north-eastern India

LALRAMLIANA LALRAMLIANA, DENIS VAN LALHLIMPUIA, BEIHROSA SOLO, VANRAMLIANA VANRAMLIANA

Abstract


Physoschistura chhimtuipuiensis, new species, from a tributary of the Kaladan River in Mizoram, northeastern India, is distinguished from all other species of Physoschistura by a combination of the following characters: scales between pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases deeply embedded and sparsely set, lateral line incomplete with 56–63 pores, reaching slightly beyond the base of the last anal-fin ray, a suborbital flap in male, 8½ branched dorsal-fin rays and 8+7 branched caudal-fin rays.

 


Keywords


Pisces, Diversity, endemism, ichthyofauna, Indo-Myanmar, Ngengpui River

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