In Arunachal Pradesh Siang River, a new catfish species have been discovered. Which has been named after a range forest officer in Mouling National Park in the frontier state. A team of researchers, Laishram Kosygin, Pratima Singh, and Shibananda Rathi from the freshwater fish section of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
The researchers said in their paper published recently in the journal, Zootaxa, ”The body with two longitudinal pale-cream stripes, densely tuberculated skin and the presence of numerous tubercles on the dorsal surface of pectoral and pelvic-fin rays also differentiate it from other related species.” The researchers also said out of the 24 valid species of Glyptothorax from the Ganga-Brahmaputra and Barak-Surma-Meghna basin, the Ganga-Brahmaputra basin has 17.
The researchers named the new species after S. Rupir Boli, a range forest officer at Ramsingh Range of Mouling National Park in Arunachal Pradesh, for his help in collecting the specimens during the first survey by the team.