Tor barakae Arunkumar & Basudha, 2003
Barak mahseer

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  13.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India (endemic to Barak Rriver system, Manipur).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 25 lateral line scales, 9 predorsal scales, dorsal fin inserted nearer the base of caudal fin, opposite to slightly in advance of ventral fin, dorsal spine length shorter to the body depth; weak and smooth, head length shorter than body depth; 3.4-3.77 in SL, pectoral fin not reaching ventral fin and height of caudal peduncle 1.05-1.31 in the length of caudal peduncle (Ref. 57812).
Biology:  This species is poorly-known, with no information on the population, biology and micro-level distribution (Ref. 123468).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 27 July 2018 (D2) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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