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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part F

A new species of Garra (Cyprinidae: Cyprinifomes) from Western Nepal


Author(s): Asha Rayamajhi and Arunachalam M

Abstract: Seven species of Garra have been reported from Nepal, and recently a collection of fishes from Mardi River (Kaligandaki River basin), Mardi village, Kaski district, Western Nepal showed that there is an undescribed species of Garra and hereby described as Garra nepalensis sp. nov. It is distinguished from its sympatric congeners (except Garra rupecula) by having a greater number of lateral line scales (35-36 vs. 31-34). It can be further distinct from G. rupecula by the absence of a W-shaped band on the caudal fin. G. nepalensis sp. nov. is distinguished from G. khawbungi a closely related species by having snout tip not marked off by a transverse groove (vs. snout with weakly developed transverse groove) and the absence of W-shaped band on caudal fin (vs. present).

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How to cite this article:
Asha Rayamajhi, Arunachalam M. A new species of Garra (Cyprinidae: Cyprinifomes) from Western Nepal. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2017;5(5):402-407.
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