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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part D

Garra ngatangkha a new labeonin species of Lissorhynchus complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Manipur, north eastern India


Author(s): L Arunkumar and Wanglar Alphonsa Moyon

Abstract: Garra ngatangkha, a new labeonin species in described form the Tumit River of the Chindwin River basin in Manipur. It can be distinguished from its congeners of north-eastern India in having a unique combination of the following characteristics: dorsal-fin rays with ii,4,i or ii.5; lateral line scales 33 to 35; lateral transverse scales 3.5/3.5; predorsal scales 15-16; caudal fin forked, absence of tubercles on snout, oval shaped adhesive disc, wider than long; chest, belly and post-pelvic-fin naked, rostral lobe present, a horizontal row of small cluster of tiny tubercles present in three separate patches below the eye which originated just above the maxillary barbel to the opercular opening and formed by 2 to 3, 4 to 5, and 3 to 4 respectively. Total number of vertebrae 29 to 30. A key to the species of Garra in the lissorhynchus complex of north-eastern India is provided. This is the fifth and ninth species of Garra belonging to the lissorhynchus complex which reported from the Chindwin basin of Manipur and north-eastern part of India respectively.

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How to cite this article:
L Arunkumar, Wanglar Alphonsa Moyon. Garra ngatangkha a new labeonin species of Lissorhynchus complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Manipur, north eastern India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(3):285-290.
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