A new barb of the genus Pethia is described in the Journal of Threatened Taxa this week. Continue reading »
Tag: Western Ghats
A dwarf puffer fish of the genus Carinotetraodon has been discovered in the hill stream plains of the Western Ghats mountains, Maharashtra state, India, by long-term SF contributor Shankar Balasubramanian and the team from Fishplore. Continue reading »
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 »