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ISRN Zoology
Volume 2012, Article ID 325064, 6 pages
Research Article

A New Species of the Genus Garra Hamilton, 1822 from the Chindwin Basin of Manipur, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Labeoninae)

Department of Life Sciences, Manipur University, Manipur, Canchipur 795003, India

Received 18 November 2011; Accepted 14 December 2011

Academic Editors: M. Cucco, J. Gautrais, and L. Kaczmarek

Copyright © 2012 Bungdon Shangningam and Waikhom Vishwanath. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Garra namyaensis sp. nov., a new cyprinid fish, is described from the Chindwin River basin in Manipur, India. It is distinguished from its congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: smoothly rounded snout tip with a prominent rostral lobe, chest and abdominal region with scales, dorsal fin with a black band near the posterior margin, and caudal fin with a distinct W-shaped black band.