Balitora eddsi, a new species of hillstream loach (Ostariophysi: Balitoridae) from Nepal. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new species of hillstream loach Balitora eddsi is described from the Karnali River drainage in south-western Nepal. The new species is distinguished from all its congeners by possessing the following combination of characters: six to seven unbranched pectoral-fin rays, pelvic-fin length 12-14% standard length (L(S)), dorsal surface without circular or irregular shaped dark blotches, snout pointed, median lobe between anterior rostral barbels pointed posteriorly, dorsal-fin origin posterior to pelvic-fin origin, lateral line scales 66-67, caudal peduncle length 22-23.2% L(S), caudal peduncle depth 4.1-4.2 times its length.

published proceedings

  • J Fish Biol

author list (cited authors)

  • Conway, K. W., & Mayden, R. L.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Conway, KW||Mayden, RL

publication date

  • April 2010