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Fishes of the Genus Puntius species (Teleostomi: Cyprinidae) including two new additions from Kamrup District of Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya, INDIA Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati, 781 016, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 53-58, July,10 (2015)


Puntius species are marked by its variable size and colour pattern. The present study is aimed to study the Puntius species of Kamrup district of Assam, India. Fresh Puntius species were collected and kept in Arya Vidyapeeth College museum. Seven species of Puntius were found in the present study. Puntius sarana orphoides and P. javanicus were new state records. Based on the colour pattern and body marking a new identification key has been provided which can be of great taxonomic significance.


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