Creteuchiloglanis payjab, a new species of glyptosternine catfish (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) from Yomgo River, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Achom Darshan, Rashmi Dutta, Akash Kachari, Budhin Gogoi, Kamhun Aran and Debangshu Narayan Das

aqua International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 73-80, Volume 20 issue 2, 15 April 2014


Creteuchiloglanis payjab, a new glyptosternine catfish, is described from the Yomgo River at Mechuka, a tributary of the Siang River, Brahmaputra basin, Arunachal Pradesh, India. It differs from all congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: head and body with milk-white and pale yellow patches, head depth 10.2-12.3% SL, body depth at dorsal origin 11.4-13.0% SL, predorsal length 30.4-33.5% SL, prepectoral length 16.8-20.5% SL, pectoral-fin length 23.5-25.8% SL, small anal fin (anal-fin length 11.8-13.4% SL, anal-fin base length 4.2-5.6% SL), adipose-fin base length 28.8-31.9% SL, and caudal-peduncle depth 6.1-6.9% SL. This is the second species of Creteuchiloglanis reported from the Brahmaputra River basin.

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