Psilorhynchus kamengensis, a new species of fish (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from northeast India
Title: Psilorhynchus kamengensis, a new species of fish (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from northeast India
Creators: Abhinit Dey, Hrishikesh Choudhury, Abhishek Mazumder, Ratul Ch. Bharali, Sarbojit Thaosen, Dandadhar Sarma
Submitted January 21, 2020.
Accepted February 19, 2020.
Published online at www.senckenberg.de/vertebrate-zoology on April 1, 2020.
Published in print Q2/2020.
Published by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Date (Publication Year): 2020
Resource Type (General): TEXT
Resource Type (optional): Vertebrate Zoology, Scientific Article
Description (en): Psilorhynchus kamengensis, new species, is described from a stream of the Kameng River, a northern tributary to the Brahmaputra drainage, Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. The new species belongs to the P. balitora species group and can be distinguished from all other members of this group by the presence of a longer post-epiphyseal fontanelle, 3 unbranched anal-fin rays, 9 + 8 caudal-fin rays, 35 vertebrae and fin coloration. The validity of the species is also corroborated by molecular phylogenetic analysis based on the mitochondrial cyt b gene.
Key words: Torrent minnow, Kameng, morphology, cyt b, phylogeny.
Citation: Dey, A., Choudhury, H., Mazumder, A., Bharali, R. Ch., Thaosen, S., Sarma, D. (2020). Psilorhynchus kamengensis, a new species of fish (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from northeast India. Vertebrate Zoology, 70(2): 101-110. https://doi.org/10.26049/VZ70-2-2020-01