Tuesday, December 27, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2014] Schistura hypsiura • A New Species of Loach (Cobitoidea: Nemacheilidae) from South-West Myanmar

 Schistura hypsiura 
Bohlen, Šlechtová & Udomritthiruj, 2014 

 Schistura hypsiura, a new species, is described from the western slope of the Rakhine Yoma, Myanmar. It is distinguished from all congeners by having a very deep caudal peduncle without dorsal and ventral skin crests, a deeply forked caudal fin, a suborbital flap in adult males, and a well-developed suborbital groove in adult females.

Key words. Rakhine State, Burma, caudal peduncle, sexual dimorphism

Etymology. From the Greek hypsos, meaning high, and oura meaning tail; referring to the high caudal peduncle. An adjective.

Jörg Bohlen, Vendula Šlechtová and Kamphol Udomritthiruj. 2014. Schistura hypsiura, A New Species of Loach (Cobitoidea: Nemacheilidae) from South-West Myanmar.
 The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 62: 21-27.

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