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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part A

New record of a little known species Mastacembelus oatesii Boulenger, 1893 (Synbranchiformes: Mastacembelidae) from Nagaland and Mizoram States of Northeast India, with redescription


Author(s): Dr. Rani Dhanze, Prabir Debbarma and Dr. JR Dhanze

Abstract: The species Mastacembelus oatesii Boulenger, has so far been recorded from Myanmar and other South East Asian countries. However, while confirming the specific identity of some fish species collected from Northeastern states of India, authors came across a lot of Mastacembelus specimens identified as M. armatus (Lacepede). However, on meticulous examination of series of specimens based on morphometric and meristic data it was observed that some of the specimens belong to Mastacembelus oatesii Boulenger, reported as the first record from North eastern states of India, which is in contiguity to the type locality of this species in Myanmar by the ramification of different tributaries of Chindwin- Irrawaddy Basin. Hence, the detailed systematic identity based on diagnostic traits and the distributional pattern of M. oatesii is discussed in this paper.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Rani Dhanze, Prabir Debbarma and Dr. JR Dhanze. New record of a little known species Mastacembelus oatesii Boulenger, 1893 (Synbranchiformes: Mastacembelidae) from Nagaland and Mizoram States of Northeast India, with redescription. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(3): 38-43.
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