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Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015 v7i1.157 taprobanica 7 1 cover low


Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015
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ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 16 April 2014
Accepted date: 2 January 2015
Published date: 19 January 2015
Pp. 47–48, Pls. 18–19.

Range extension of Pethia nigripinna (Cyprinidae) to Karnataka, India

J.D.M. Knight*, A. Rai, R.K.P. D’souza & B. Vijaykrishnan
*Corresponding author. E-mail: jdmarcusknight@yahoo.co.in

The black-finned barb, Puntius nigripinnis Knight et al., 2012 currently designated to the genus Pethia Pethiyagoda et al., 2012 is a little known barb described from the east flowing Cauvery River basin. The present knowledge on the range of Pethia nigripinna is based only from its original description, as there have been no subsequent records of this species from the Western Ghats. Until now, P. nigripinna is known to occur only in Kalindhi stream, Kabini River in Wayanad, Kerala and Kakkan halla, Moyar River, Tamil Nadu.

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