Exostoma barakense Vishwanath & Joyshree, 2007

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
Max. size:  9.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 4-5; Vertebrae: 38-38. This species is distinct in having the following set of characters: nostrils are positioned midway between snout tip and anterior margin of eye; interorbital space is wide, its width 29.5 (26.5-33.1)% HL; A ii, 4.5-5; long adipose fin, uniformly deep all along its length and reaches to caudal fin base; adipose about thrice the dorsal fin base length; emarginate caudal fin; proximally 1/3 length of outer rays and 1/2 length of median rays are dark greyish and distally 1/3 length of lower lobe and 1/3 length of upper lobe rays are also dark greyish (Ref. 78436)
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 December 2009 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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