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  • Title
    Mystus ngasep, a new catfish species (Teleostei: Bagridae) from the headwaters of Chindwin drainage in Manipur, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Mystus ngasep, a new species of bagrid catfish from the headwaters of Chindwin drainage in Manipur, India, is described here. It is distinguished from its congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: a colour pattern of the body consisting of a distinct dark tympanic spot and three brown stripes separated by pale narrow longitudinal lines, cranial fontanel reaching the base of the occipital process, a long-based adipose fin contacting the base of the last dorsal-fin ray anteriorly, 16-19 gill rakers on the first branchial arch, a slender cleithral process, pectoral spine with 9-11 serrations on the posterior edge, eye with a diameter of 16.5-19.8 % HL and prepectoral length 22.2-26.0 % SL. The new species has been compared with its congeners from Myanmar and also from northeastern India.
    Attribution
    Darshan A., Vishwanath W., Mahanta P.C., Barat A. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(3) pp. 2177-2183; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2180.2177-83