Revalidation of Schizothorax chivae Arunkumar & Moyon, 2016 from the Chindwin River basin, Northeastern India
Keywords:Schizothorax chivae, redescription, Cyprinidae, Zoobank, re-examination.
<i>Schizothorax chivae</i> Arunkumar & Moyon, a cold-water cyprinid fish under family Cyprinidae, from Chiva River (Chindwin basin), Manipur, needs taxonomic validation as the authors did not registered in the research paper in Zoobank, a mandatory for online publication of journal as per ICZN electronic publication amendment (ICZN 2012: 1–7) in addition to articles 8.1.1–8.1.3 of ICZN (1999). The study on its type species from the museum specimens, the type species were found un-catalogued though mentioned in the research paper and there have been a lot of ambiguities in terms of its meristic and morphometric features. With fresh collection of specimens and the re-examination of type species, <i>Schizothorax chivae</i>” is redescribed here. The redescription is based on its morphological, meristic, and some of the osteological features. A drastic difference in morphometric and meristic data of the type species comparing to data from its original publication have been observed. Erratic representation of data creates more puzzle at the time of identification. Thus proper taxonomic procedure should be maintained at the time of identification and description of a species.