Redescription of a Labeonid Fish Garra nasuta (McClelland, 1838) from its Type Locality in Meghalaya India
Keywords:Platycara nasuta, Garra, Khasi Hills, redescription, neotype
Garra nasuta (McClelland, 1838) is redescribed based on the specimens collected from two river basins in the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. It was described as Platycara nasuta by McClelland in 1828 from Kasya mountains, Assam (now Khasi Hills, Meghalaya). The type specimens of G. nasuta do not exist, and its identity is not yet clear. The study has been based on morphological, anatomical, and osteological characteristics. A neotype has been designated to solve the taxonomic ambiguities of Garra nasuta. It is distinguished from other congeners in having a trilobed proboscis, a pit-like crease between nares, 33–34 lateral line scales, 9–10 pre-dorsal scales, and 16 circumpeduncular scales.