New record of Loach fish (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Himachal Pradesh, Trans Himalayan Ecosystem, India


  • Desert Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Jodhpur – 342005, Rajasthan



Cold Desert, Ecosystem, Spiti Valley, Trans Himalayan


Loaches (Triplophysa spp.) of the family Nemacheilidae are ecologically significant, endemic and zoogeographically important fishes of the Trans Himalayan Ecosystem of India. These fishes mostly have not evaluated by the IUCN and also not included under the Wild Life (Protection) Act of 1972. Triplophysa tenuicauda (Steindachner, 1866) has been reported for the first time from the cold desert province of state Himachal Pradesh.


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Sharma, I. (2024). New record of Loach fish (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Himachal Pradesh, Trans Himalayan Ecosystem, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(3), 251–254.





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