Barilius profundus, a new cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Koladyne basin, India

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M. Dishma
W. Vishwanath


Barilius profundus, a new species of bariline cyprinid fish is described from the Koladyne River, Mizoram, India. It is distinguished from congeners in having the following combination of characters: great body depth at dorsal-fin origin (32.0–-37.3 % SL), 17–18 pre-dorsal scales, 7–10 dark blue bars on the sides of the body, 30–32 + 2–3 lateral line scales, ½7/1/2½ lateral transverse scales and 12 circumpeduncular scales. Key to species of Barilius of northeastern India is provided.

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M. Dishma

M. Dishma is a junior research fellow under a project funded by the Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi. He is working on the inventory of the bariline and cobitid fishes of northeastern India. He is undergoing PhD on a relevant topic in the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University.

W. Vishwanath

W. Vishwanath is a Professor in the Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University. His field of specialization is fish and fisheries. He is presently engaged in taxonomy and systematics of freshwater fishes of northeastern India.

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