A New Record of the Pseudolaguvia nubila (Siluriformes: Erethistidae) from Baandhkhola (Stream) in Central Nepal

Asha Rayamajhi, M. Arunachalam

Abstract

In this study, we describe a miniature sisorid catfish of the family Erethistidae, as a new distributional record of Pseudolaguvia nubila from the Baandhkhola (stream), a tributary of Narayani River inCentral Nepal. Pseudolaguvia nubila shows its distribution to Nepal is distinguished from its congeners by combination of characters, such as- two broad and distinct yellowish vertical bands at the origin of dorsal fin and anal fin, smooth outer edge of the dorsal fin spine, dorsal fin spine length 13.23-17.60 % SL, pectoral fin length 24.89-26.27 % SL, pectoral fin spine length 18.39-19.48 % SL and body depth at anus 17.22-18.69 % SL.

Int. J. Appl. Sci. Biotechnol. Vol 5(4): 434-441

Keywords

Taxonomy; freshwater fish; Baandh Khola (khola= stream); Central Nepal

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v5i4.18131

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