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A new species of the genus Garra (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Barak River drainage, Manipur, India.

Research paper by Narengbam N Roni, Waikhom W Vishwanath

Indexed on: 25 Apr '18Published on: 25 Apr '18Published in: Zootaxa



Abstract

Garra substrictorostris, a new labeonine species, is described from the Barak River drainage in Manipur, India. It is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: a prominent unilobed antrorse proboscis, with 3-5 medium to large multicuspid tubercles on its anterior margin; 4-6 multicuspid tubercles on its anteroventral margin; a prominent transverse lobe with 14-20 multicuspid tubercles; the lateral surface of the snout slightly elevated, lobular with 7-11 small tubercles; 5½ transverse scale rows above the lateral line and 3½ or 4½ scale rows between lateral line and anal-fin origin.