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Mystus ngasep  Darshan, Vishwanath, Mahanta & Barat, 2011

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Loktak Lake, Nambul, Manipur, Iril, Imphal, Thoubal, Khuga rivers and the tributaries of the Yu river (all belonging to the Chindwin River drainage) in Manipur, India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88771)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Differs from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: a distinct dark tympanic spot and three brown stripes separated by pale narrow longitudinal lines on the sides of the body; cranial fontanel reaching the base of the occipital process; a long-based adipose fin contacting the base of the last dorsal-fin ray anteriorly; 16-19 gill rakers on the first branchial arch; a slender cleithral process; pectoral spine with 9-11 serrations on the posterior edge; eye small with diameter 16.5-19.8 % HL; pectoral and anal fins with 9-10 and 8-9 branched rays respectively; and short maxillary barbel (200.0-235.0 % HL) (Ref. 88771).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Darshan, A., W. Vishwanath, P.C. Mahanta and A. Barat, 2011. Mystus ngasep, a new catfish species (Teleostei: Bagridae) from the headwaters of Chindwin drainage in Manipur, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(11):2177-2183. (Ref. 88771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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