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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2021, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part C

A new species of leaf fish, Nandus banshlaii (Perciformes: Nandidae) from West Bengal, India


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

Abstract: Nandus banshlaii, sp. nov. described from the Banshlai River of West Bengal. This species is distinguished from all its congeners in having a golden brown body in live and a combination of characters like longest head and snout length (44.28% SL and 35.58% HL respectively) and from its two Indian congeners in containing largest eye diameter (22.22% HL), longest pre-dorsal length (47.16% SL), shortest pectoral fin length (14.60% SL) and smallest dorsal fin base length (45.53% SL).Like all three congeners of Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin of Gangetic delta it possess a dark spot on caudal peduncle.
To differentiate the present species from other two Indian congeners of Nandus, N. nandus and N. andrewi, PCA and heatmap is performed and a key of all three species is also provided.


DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i6c.2600

Pages: 187-195  |  513 Views  59 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
R Kapuri, AK Sinha, P De, R Roy, S Bhakat. A new species of leaf fish, Nandus banshlaii (Perciformes: Nandidae) from West Bengal, India. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(6):187-195. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i6c.2600
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