Description of a new species of large barb of the genus Hypselobarbus (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Kali River, Karnataka region of Western Ghats, peninsular India

Muthukumarasamy ARUNACHALAM, Sivadoss CHINNARAJA, Paramasivan SIVAKUMAR, Richard L. MAYDEN

Abstract

A new cyprinid fish, Hypselobarbus kushavali, is described from Kali River, Karnataka, India. Hypselobarbus kushavali is diagnosed from its closest congener, H. dobsoni, by having more upper transverse scale rows, more circumferential scale rows and more lateral line to pelvic scale rows, and from H. bicolor and H. jerdoni by having fewer lateral-line and fewer circumpeduncular scale rows.  Diagnostic features for H. kushavali are also provided relative to other species of the genus.

Keywords

Cyprinidae, Hypselobarbus kushavali, Distribution, Taxonomy.

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