Fish Species Discovered In Meghalaya

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A fish species has been discovered in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, officials said on Saturday.

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated On:
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A fish species, that has a scientific name Schistura syngkai was discovered in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, officials said on Saturday.

The fish species, that has a scientific name Schistura syngkai, was discovered at Twahdidoh stream, a tributary of Wahblei river, by a team of scientists led by Prof Khlur Mukhim of Shillong's Lady Keane College, they said.

Mukhim said both sexes of the fish have golden-brown bodies with blackish lateral stripes and slightly emarginate tail fins.

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The specimens of the fish have been sent to Zoological Survey of India in Kolkata and Gauhati University Museum of Fishes in Guwahati, he said.

Mukhim had earlier discovered a blind fish species that lives 1,600 feet inside a limestone cave in East Jaintia Hills district of the state. 

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