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 »
Category: Discoveries, Ichthyology, New Species, News | Tags: Balitora, India, loach, Western Ghats |
May 21st, 2012 — 1:09pm
Parambassis bistigmata is a new species of the glass perch family Ambassidae so far known from the Ranga River, Arunachal Pradesh state, and the Umtrao River, Meghalaya state, northeastern India, both of which are tributaries within the Brahmaputra River watershed.
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Category: Ichthyology, News | Tags: glass fish, glass perch, India, new species, parambassis |