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Two new fish specie of the genus Schistura McClelland (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Western Ghats, India

Sreekantha, * and Gururaja, KV and Remadevi, K and Indra, TJ and Ramachandra, TV (2006) Two new fish specie of the genus Schistura McClelland (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Western Ghats, India. In: Zoos' Print Journal, 21 (4). pp. 2221-2216.

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Abstract

Schistura nagodiensis an S.sharavathiensis are the new fish species described from Sharavathi river, central Western Ghats. These species are distinct from their closest congeners in Schistura, which are evident from variations in combination of characters such as processus dentiformis, barbels, bars on body, extent of lateral line with pores, marks on lower lip, ray counts, shape of caudal fin, caudal bar, adipose crest, etc. Distinct clusters of Principal Components based on morphometric variables (PCA) further substantiate that these are significantly different from their closest congeners.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Zoo Outreach Organization.
Keywords: Nemacheiline fishes;New descriptions;Principal Component Analysis (PCA);Schistura nagodiensis;S. sharavathiensis; Sharavathi river;Western Ghats;
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:41
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12593

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