A New Fish Species of the Genus Garra (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Chalou River, Manipur, India
Keywords:Labeoninae, Garra, Taxonomy, new species, Chalou River, Manipur
A new species of the genus Garra is described from the Chalou River in Manipur, northeastern India. The new species, Garra chingaiensis, belongs to the “proboscis with a transverse lobe species group”. It further belongs to the unilobed proboscis group and can be distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of the following characters: a prominent 3-4 unicuspid tubercles on the unilobed proboscis, a transverse lobe with an irregular 11-13 unicuspid tubercles, lateral surface of the snout with 2-3 minute tubercles; a narrow black 5 stripes, laterally more distinct towards caudal peduncle, 3 stripes below the lateral line and 2 stripes above lateral line; black stripes in the middle of caudal fin; chest and belly scaled; 12 circumpeduncular scales; 34-35 lateral scales; 8 ½ branched dorsal fin rays; and 5 ½ branched anal fin rays.