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New balitorid loach species discovered in southern India

September 28th, 2012 — 9:21am

Lateral (a) and dorsal (b) views of B. laticauda with a specimen of B. mysorensis (c) for comparison. © Bhoite et al. 2012

The Western Ghats mountain range in southern India is well-known as one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and in recent years a number of new freshwater fish species have been described from the region, most of which are endemic.

The latest of these is a new hill stream loach of the genus Balitora¬†which represents the third representative of the grouping known from India, and its description has now been published in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. Continue reading »

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