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Parapsilorhynchus odishaensis, a New Cyprinid Fish (Teleostei:Cyprinidae) from Odisha, India


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1 Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751 002, India
2 Zoological Survey of India, 27 J. L. Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, India
     

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A new cyprinid fish, Parapsilorhynchus odishaensis, is described from Odisha, India. It is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: poorly developed callous pad behind lower lip, which is not sharply delimited posteriorly; many prominent horny tubercles on the snout; deep head (depth at occiput 57.2-75.0% HL); stout and deep body (depth at dorsal fin origin 19.6-25.0 % SL); narrow mouth (23.5-28.6% HL); eye visible in ventral view of head; rounded lower lip; 3-4 simple pectoral fin rays; 33-35 lateral line scales.

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Parapsilorhynchus, New Species, Odisha.
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Authors

B. K. Baliarsingh
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751 002, India
Laishram Kosygin
Zoological Survey of India, 27 J. L. Nehru Road, Kolkata – 700016, India
S. K. Swain
Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha – 751 002, India

Abstract


A new cyprinid fish, Parapsilorhynchus odishaensis, is described from Odisha, India. It is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: poorly developed callous pad behind lower lip, which is not sharply delimited posteriorly; many prominent horny tubercles on the snout; deep head (depth at occiput 57.2-75.0% HL); stout and deep body (depth at dorsal fin origin 19.6-25.0 % SL); narrow mouth (23.5-28.6% HL); eye visible in ventral view of head; rounded lower lip; 3-4 simple pectoral fin rays; 33-35 lateral line scales.

Keywords


Parapsilorhynchus, New Species, Odisha.

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