Friday, March 7, 2014

[Ichthyology • 2014] Aborichthys cataracta & A. verticauda • New species of Aborichthys (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India


Fig 1: Lateral (a) and ventral (b) views of a freshly preserved specimen of Aborichthys cataracta from Hong Village, Upper Subanshri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Fig 3: Type locality of Aborichthys cataracta, Hong Village, Upper Subanshri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India

ABSTRACT
The genus Aborichthys was described in 1913 from specimens in streams/rivers of Abor hills area of northeastern India during the Abor expedition 43. The type species was described as Aborichthys kempi. Since that time, three additional species have been added to the genus from northeastern India. These include A. garoensis from Darjiling, A. elongatus from Assam, and A. tikaderi from Arunachal Pradesh. Recently, our expeditions in Arunachal Pradesh have yielded many specimens of Aborichthys from the lower and upper Subanshri district that represents two additional new species to the genus. Herein, we describe Aborichthys cataracta and Aborichthys verticauda from this region and provide a taxonomic key for the genus based on the examination of all species known from India.

Key Words: Cypriniformes, Balitoridae, Aborichthys, New Species, India


Fig 4: Lateral (a) and ventral (b) views of a freshly preserved specimen of Aborichthys verticauda collected 7 km from Hola camp, Lower Subanshri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India


Arunachalam, M., Raja, M., Malaiammal, P. & Mayden, R.L. 2014. New species of Aborichthys (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Species. 7 (18): 33-47.

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