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Hypselobarbus bicolor, a new species of large barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Western Ghats of India

Show simple item record Knight, J. D. Marcus en_US Rai, Ashwin en_US D'souza, Ronald K.P. en_US Philip, Siby en_US DAHANUKAR, NEELESH en_US 2019-04-26T09:17:11Z 2019-04-26T09:17:11Z 2016-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zootaxa, 4184(2), 316. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5334 en_US
dc.identifier.uri en_US
dc.description.abstract TThere has been much confusion around the identity of Hypselobarbus pulchellus, an endemic large barb of the Western Ghats. Recent works highlighted the fact that it is likely that two similar-looking species have been considered as H. pulchellus. A genetic analysis helps differentiate the two forms: viz., H. pulchellus and a new species, here described as H. bicolor sp. nov. Hypselobarbus bicolor can be distinguished from all other species of Hypselobarbus based on a combination of the following characters: two pairs of barbels, lateral line complete, with 34–36+1-2 pored scales, ½6/1/3½ scales in the transverse row; 11–12 predorsal scales; last simple dorsal ray weak, dorsal fin with 9½ branched rays, gill rakers short and simple, 4–6+11–12 on first gill arch; proximal end of fifth ceratobranchial slightly curved, with 5+3+2 teeth; overall coloration dark grey with an ill-defined silver- or bronze-coloured band running along length of body, two scales high, on lateral-line scale-row and row above it; fins devoid of any markings; and small, closely-placed tubercles restricted to the tip of the snout in large males. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Magnolia Press en_US
dc.subject Hypselobarbus bicolor en_US
dc.subject New species en_US
dc.subject Western Ghats of India en_US
dc.subject Pisces, H. pulchellus en_US
dc.subject H. jerdoni en_US
dc.subject H. dobsoni en_US
dc.subject Sita River en_US
dc.subject Tunga River en_US
dc.subject Molecular taxonomy en_US
dc.subject Freshwater fish en_US
dc.subject 2016 en_US
dc.title Hypselobarbus bicolor, a new species of large barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Western Ghats of India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.department Dept. of Biology en_US
dc.identifier.sourcetitle Zootaxa en_US
dc.publication.originofpublisher Foreign en_US

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