Psilorhynchus ngathanu Shangningam & Vishwanath, 2013
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Family:  Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Dutah River, Chindwin Basin in Manipur, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 24-35. Distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of the following characters: midventral region between pectoral fins scaleless; two rows of spots on dorsal-fin rays present; two black bars on caudal fin present, one complete in middle and another incomplete just posterior to caudal-fin base; lateral line with squarish to rectangular black patches, anterior patches obscured by the background pigmentation, patches decrease in size posteriorly; pectoral fin with v-vi unbranched rays; caudal fin with 10 + 9 principal rays; and lateral line with 32-33 (Ref. 95115). Description: Dorsal fin iii.9 rays; anal fin ii.6; pectoral fin v (4, including holotype) or vi (11).10; pelvic fin ii.7; caudal fin emarginate (Ref. 95115).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.12.14
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.09.21

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