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Published: 2019-11-27
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Schistura syngkai, a new fish species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Meghalaya, northeast India

Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 781014 (India)
Department of Zoology, Lady Keane College, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001 (India)
Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 781014 (India)
Department of Zoology, Lady Keane College, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001 (India)
Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam 781014 (India)
Pisces New loach taxonomy Surma-Meghna drainage India

Abstract

Schistura syngkai, a new stone loach, is described from the Twahdidoh Stream of Wahblei River (Surma-Meghna drainage) in Meghalaya, northeast India. It is unique among its Indian congeners in having a prominent dark-brown to blackish mid-lateral stripe about an eye diameter or more in width, overlain on 12–18 vertically-elongate black blotches on a golden-brown to amber body. Additionally, the species possesses an incomplete lateral line and a slightly emarginate caudal fin, and exhibits no apparent sexual dimorphism.

 

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