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Scientific NameOlyra parviocula  Kosygin, Shangningam & Gopi, 2018
Common Name
Type LocalityKameng River at Bhallukpong, Brahmaputra River basin, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 27°01'N, 92°38'E.
Pronunciationoh LIE rah
EtymologyOlyra: From the Greek olyra, meaning a kind of grain (probably rye); probably in allusion to the shape of the fish. 
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IdentificationThe bagrid catfish genus Olyra is known from the Ganges-Brahmaputra river system in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent. It is also known from localities southwards to the Manimalai River in southwestern India and eastwards to the Mae Klong River drainage in western Thailand. The genus is a supported monophyletic group diagnosed by the following combination of external characters: anguilliform body; unossified first and second dorsal-fin elements; and greatly enlarged upper caudal-fin lobe.
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ReferencesEnvironmental Biology of Fishes v. 101 (no. 4), pp 590, Figs. 1-2.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 May 21 13:16 (species record created: 2018 Feb 08 11:10)