Garra Laishrami : New Species
Researchers from the Central University of Odisha (CUO) and the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have recently found a rare freshwater fish in the Koraput district.
- Garra Laishrami is a new cyprinid fish species of the Garra genus found in the Kolab River.
- These are characterised by the presence of a gular disc developed from tissues of the gular region that exhibit variation in the size, shape, and arrangement of the snout tubercles.
- It is usually found under rocks, stones and boulders of torrential streams and rivers.
- Geographical distribution: Borneo, southern China and southern Asia through Middle East Asia, Arabian Peninsula and East Africa to West Africa.