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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 5, Part D

New record of moose-faced loach, Somileptus gongota Hamilton, 1822 (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) in Gangetic riverine system of plain land in West Bengal, India


Author(s): S Bhakat, AK Sinha and P De

Abstract: Somileptus gongota Hamilton, 1822 previously recorded from North Bengal towards mountains, but there is no report of its occurrence from other parts of West Bengal till today. This is the first report from a river of South Bengal, Mayurakshi river, West Bengal. S. gongota is diagnosed by bulging eyes, suborbital spines and tubular nostrils with typical body colouration. Length-length relationships result a good significant correlation. The ‘b’ value of length-weight relationship (b = 2.64) indicate negative allometric growth.
The result of multiple linear regression equation calculated on various lengths shows highly significant.


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S Bhakat, AK Sinha, P De. New record of moose-faced loach, Somileptus gongota Hamilton, 1822 (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) in Gangetic riverine system of plain land in West Bengal, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(5):306-310.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies