Pectenocypris nigra, a new danionine species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae) from Sumatra (Indonesia)



A new species of Danioninae, Pectenocypris nigra nov. sp. is described from peat swamps in the Riau Province, central Sumatra (Indonesia). The species differs from its congeners in the combination of the following characters: a distinct mid-lateral stripe, black spot on the base of the caudal fin, scales pale fawn with blackish margin; 28-30 scales in lateral midline, 7-10 pored lateral line scales, 160 gill-rakers on the first gill arch, and a short and deep caudal peduncle.


Pectenocypris, Taxonomy, Morphology, Endemic, Indonesia.

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