Redescription of the Nepalese endemic torrent minnow Psilorhynchus pseudecheneis with comments on P. homaloptera (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) Academic Article uri icon


  • Psilorhynchus pseudecheneis is redescribed based on examination of 120 specimens, 16-103 mm SL. It is distinguished from all congeners by its higher number of unbranched pectoral-fin rays and lateral-line scale rows, lower number of circumpeduncular scale rows, absence of scales from the dorsal midline between occiput and mid-point between occiput and dorsal-fin origin, and the presence of large flap-like structures supported by highly modified cycloid scales along the ventral surface of the body between the insertion of the paired fins. Comments on P. homaloptera are also provided. 2012 by Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Mnchen, Germany.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Conway, K. W., Mayden, R. L., Shrestha, J., & Edds, D. R.

complete list of authors

  • Conway, Kevin W||Mayden, Richard L||Shrestha, Jiwan||Edds, David R

publication date

  • November 2012