Thursday, June 30, 2011

[Ichthyology / Redescription • 2011] Silurus burmanensis Thant 1967 • Lake Inle, Myanmar

Silurus burmanensis Thant 1967: 250 mm SL specimen used in the redescription (top) and second specimen which wasn't preserved (bottom)

Silurus burmanensis Thant 1967 has just been redescribed based on a single specimen collected from Lake Inle, Myanmar. It's been considered a member of both Pterocryptis and Silurichthys over the last 20 years but this return to the original placement means it's now the most southwesterly-distributed member of the genus known in Asia. [via Seriously Fish]

Britz, R. & T. Win. 2010. Redescription of Silurus burmanensis Thant 1967: a Silurus not a Pterocryptis (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Siluridae). Zootaxa 2647: 61–68.