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Puntius rohani Teleostei Cyprinidae, a new species of barb in the Puntius filamentosus group from the southern Western Ghats of India



Puntius rohani Teleostei Cyprinidae, a new species of barb in the Puntius filamentosus group from the southern Western Ghats of India



Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(9): 1121-1129



Puntius rohani, a new species of cyprinid ish, is described from the Kanyakumari District, southern India. This species can be distinguished from the other members of the Puntius ilamentosus Group by the combination of the following characters: the absence of vertical black bands near the tips of the caudal in; the presence of an elongate black club-shaped blotch 1.5 scales high extending from the 12-13th lateral-line scales to the caudal-in base; and possessing 2-3+6-9 gill rakers on the irst gill arch, 21-23 lateral-line scales, seven predorsal scales, 1/2 4+1+3-3 1/2 scales in transverse line from the dorsal-in origin to the mid-ventral scale row, and 2-2 1/2 scales between the lateral line and the pelvic-in origin.

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