A new catfish, Hara koladynensis from northeastern India (Siluriformes: Erethistidae)

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N. Anganthoibi
W. Vishwanath


A new Erethistid catfish species, Hara koladynensis is described from Koladyne River, Mizoram, India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having rough (vs. smooth or serrated) anterior margin of dorsal spine; shorter pre-anal length (58.5-60.9% SL vs. 63.2-75.2), longer head (36.0-38.3% SL vs. 24.8-34.2%), longer post-adipose distance (18.6-21.9% SL vs. 12.3-18.3), and deeper body (21.9-25.2% SL vs. 11.5-20.9).

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N. Anganthoibi

N. Anganthoibi is a Project Fellow under a project funded by the National Bureau of Fish Genetic resources, Lucknow. She is working on the inventory of the catfishes of North East India and their phylogenetic analysis. She 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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