Wednesday, March 20, 2013

[Ichthyology • 2001] Aspidoparia ukhrulensis • A new freshwater cyprinid fish Aspidoparia from the Chatrickong River, Manipur, northeastern India


Aspidoparia ukhrulensis Selim & Vishwanath, 2001

Aspidoparia ukhrulensis is known only from Manipur, northeastern India.  It is inferred to have a restricted distribution in the hill streams, but more research is needed to determine its current distribution and population structure. 

Range: reported from two localities of the Ukhrul River in the Chindwin drainage of Myanmar. The type locality is given as "Rivers at foot of Sikkim Mountains, India".
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Aspidoparia is a small genus of cyprinid fishes that are found in Asia. There are currently three recognized species in this genus.
Aspidoparia jaya (F. Hamilton, 1822) (Jaya)
Aspidoparia morar (F. Hamilton, 1822)
Aspidoparia ukhrulensis Selim & Vishwanath, 2001 

Selim, K. i W. Vishwanath, 2001. A new freshwater cyprinid fish Aspidoparia from the Chatrickong River, Manipur, India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 98(2): 254-257.

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