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Published: 2019-08-09

Garra simbalbaraensis, a new species of cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Himachal Pradesh, India

Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Fish Section,27 J.L. Nehru Road, Kolkata-700016, India.
Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Fish Section,27 J.L. Nehru Road, Kolkata-700016, India.
Zoological Survey of India, Freshwater Fish Section,27 J.L. Nehru Road, Kolkata-700016, India.
Pisces Cyprinidae Garra New species Himachal Pradesh India

Abstract

Garra simbalbaraensis, new species, is described from the Simbalbara River, Himachal Pradesh, India. The new species is distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of following characters: a prominent short, thick, unilobed and rounded proboscis, distinctly projecting downwards above the transverse groove; a black spot at the upper angle of the gill opening, 32−33 lateral line scales and 32 total vertebrae.

 

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