Journal Article

The world’s largest known subterranean fish: a discovery in Meghalaya (NE India) of a cave-adapted fish related to the Golden Mahseer, Tor putitora (Hamilton 1822)

Harries, D., Arbenz, T., Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R., Tringham, M., Rangad, D. and Proudlove, G.S.

Record Number:
4440
Year:
2019
Journal:
Cave and Karst Science
Pages:
121-126
Volume:
46
Abstract:
In February 2019 a troglomorphic fish was discovered in a cave in Meghalaya in north-eastern India. The largest individual seen in the cave was in excess of 400 mm in length making it, by far, the largest known subterranean fish found to date. Initial investigations indicate it is a close anatomical match to Tor putitora but differs in its depigmentation, lack of eyes and in its subterranean habitat.
Times Cited:
1
Relevent Species:
Related Records:
Harries, D.B., Ware, F.J., Fischer, C.W., Biswas, J. and Kharpran-Daly, B.D. (2008)
A review of the biospeleology of Meghalaya, India
Bhatt, J.P. and Pandit, M.K. (2016)
Endangered Golden mahseer Tor putitora Hamilton: A review of natural history
Harries, D., Arbenz, T., Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R., Tringham, M., Rangad, D. and Proudlove, G.S. (2019)
The world’s largest known subterranean fish: a discovery in Meghalaya (NE India) of a cave-adapted fish related to the Golden Mahseer, Tor putitora (Hamilton 1822)
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Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: status, challenges and opportunities for conservation