Channa pardalis , a new species of snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) from Meghalaya, northeastern India

TitelChanna pardalis , a new species of snakehead (Teleostei: Channidae) from Meghalaya, northeastern India
MedientypJournal Article
Jahr der Veröffentlichung2016
AutorenKnight, M.
JournalJournal of Threatened Taxa
Volume8
Veröffentlichungsdatum03/2016
ISSNSSN 0974-7907, ISSN 0974-7893
Zusammenfassung

Channa pardalis, a new species of snakehead, is described
from Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, northeastern India. This species can be
distinguished from its congeners by a unique colour pattern consisting
of numerous large black spots on the post-orbital region of the head,
opercle and body; a broad white and black margin to the dorsal, anal
and caudal fins; 36–37 dorsal fin rays; 24–25 anal fin rays; 44–45 pored
scales on the body and two scales on the caudal fin base; 4½ scales
above lateral line and 6½ scales below lateral line; 45 vertebrae and
the palatine with two rows of teeth: outer row with numerous minute
teeth and inner row with short, stout inward curved teeth.

URLhttp://threatenedtaxa.org/ZooPrintJournal/2016/March/216826iii168583-8589.pdf



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