Length-weight and length-length relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from five localities in northern Western Ghats, India

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Ashwini Keskar
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2958-1366
Pradeep Kumkar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5443-1899
Mandar S. Paingankar
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9359-1879
Anand Padhye
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5971-4759
Neelesh Dahanukar
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7162-9023

Abstract

Length-weight (LWR) and length-length (LLR) relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes): Botia striata, Lepidocephalichthys thermalis, Paracanthocobitis mooreh, Indoreonectes evezardi, Nemacheilus anguilla, Nemachilichthys rueppelli and Schistura denisoni were studied from five localities within the Krishna River system of the Indian Western Ghats: Lonawala (Indrayani River), Paud (Mula River), Warje (Mutha River), Bhor (Nira River) and Patan (Koyna River).  With the exception of L. thermalis all species are endemic to peninsular India, and to our knowledge this is the first presentation of LWR and LLR data for them.  New maximum lengths are also reported for I. evezardi, N. anguilla, N. rueppelli and S. denisoni. 


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Keskar, A., Kumkar, P., Paingankar, M.S., Padhye, A. and Dahanukar, N. 2015. Length-weight and length-length relationships of seven loach species (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from five localities in northern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 15 (Dec. 2015), 8025–8220. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2462.7.15.8025-8220.
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Ashwini Keskar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, G1 Block, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411008, India and Department of Biodiversity, M.E.S. Abasaheb Garware College, Karve Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India

Ashwini Keskar is working on diversity, distribution, ecology and evolution of hill stream loaches of the Western Ghats, India.

 

Pradeep Kumkar, Department of Zoology, Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007, India

Pradeep Kumkar is working on diversity, distribution, ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes. 

 

Mandar S. Paingankar, Government Science College, Chamorshi Road, Gadchiroli, Maharashtra-442605, India and Systematics, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization, 96 Kumudham Nagar, Villankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

Mandar S. Paingankar is a molecular biologist and works on vector biology with an emphasis on host parasite interactions. He works on molecular phylogeny and systematics of freshwater fishes as a hobby. 

 

Anand Padhye, Department of Zoology, M.E.S. Abasaheb Garware College, Karve Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411004, India

Anand D. Padhye is an Associate Professor of Zoology. He works on systematics, ecology, diversity, distribution and evolution of amphibians and fishes. 

 

Neelesh Dahanukar, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, G1 Block, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune, Maharashtra 411008, India and Systematics, Ecology and Conservation Laboratory, Zoo Outreach Organization, 96 Kumudham Nagar, Villankurichi Road, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641035, India

Neelesh Dahanukar works in ecology and evolution with an emphasis on mathematical and statistical analysis.  He is also interested in taxonomy, distribution patterns and molecular phylogeny of freshwater fishes.

 

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