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New fish species discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Published: 22nd Jun, 2020

A new species of fish from genus Schizothorax has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • A new species of fish from genus Schizothorax has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The fish species is named as Schizothorax sikusirumensis. The name of this fish species has been derived from the name of the rivers where it was found.
  • This fish was collected from the junction of River Siku and Sirum near Gakang area under Mebo circle of East Siang District.
  • The fish inhabits the water logged area of torrential river drainage.
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