A new species of Pectenocypris (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from peat swamps in Sumatra

Harald Ahnelt (Corresponding author), Arif Wibowo, E Prianto

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    A new cyprinid species, Pectenocypris rubra, is described from peat swamps from central Sumatra (Indonesia). This species is only known from peat lakes upstream of the river Serkap, a tributary of the Kampar River. Pectenocypris rubra differs from the other four species of this genus in the following combination of characters: a distinct mid-lateral stripe, an oval black spot at the base of the caudal fin, scales in lateral midline 33, 7-8 pored lateral line scales, 202 gill-rakers on first gill arch, small dark grey symphyseal knob on lower jaw, and a long and narrow caudal peduncle.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalVertebrate Zoology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 106043 Systematic zoology


    • Endemic
    • Indonesia
    • Pectenocypris rubra sp. nov.
    • Sumatra
    • peat swamp
    • Pectenocypris rubra sp. nov
    • Peat swamp

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