Glyptothorax distichus new species

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Glyptothorax distichus new species

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Kosygin, L., Singh, P., & Gurumayum, S. D. (2020). Glyptothorax distichus, a New Species of Catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Mizoram, North-Eastern India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(1), 25-32. ... iew/147937
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A new sisorid catfish, Glyptothorax distichus, is described from the Barak-Meghna-Surma drainage in Mizoram, North-east India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of the following characters: a chevron-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus, with poorly developed median depression that is widely opened posteriorly by skin ridges; short dorsal fin spine; short and slender caudal peduncle; unculiferous ridges of adhesive apparatus not extending anteriorly onto gular region; absence of plicate on ventral surfaces first pectoral and pelvic fins rays, smooth skin on head and body; presence of two broad pale cream longitudinal stripes on body; and 20 + 17 Vertebrae.
  • Keywords: Glyptothorax distichus, Mizoram, New Species, Tlwang River.
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