Psilorhynchus bichomensis, a new species of torrent minnow from Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae)

Bungdon SHANGNINGAM, Laishram KOSYGIN, Kanniyappan Chakkappan GOPI

Abstract

Psilorhynchus bichomensis, a new species, is described from the Bichom River in Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. The new species is characterised by the following characters: body elongate with 46 scales along lateral line, unbranched pectoral-fin rays 9–10, predorsal scales 13–14, circumpeduncular scales 8 and caudal fin peppered with transverse black bar on the lower lobe. The new species is compared with other congeners of the Psilorhynchus homaloptera species group.

Keywords

Psilorhynchid, New species, Identification key, Brahmaputra basin.

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