Kottelat and Grego 2020
Only a holotype has been assigned: MHNG 2782.033, 80.0 mm SL.
Known only from the type locailty: Lokalay Loku Gu cave (also known as Myaug a San cave), Han Li village, Maw Thi Do commune, Hpruso District, Kayah State, Myanmar (19.39115°N 97.02287°E). Kottelat and Grego (2020) report that: "Several individuals of K. lokalayensis were observed in the deeper ponds, and a few specimens were in the hydrodynamic shade of larger stones in the fast stream. The fish sensitively reacted to any movement on the gravel bank and in the water."
Kottelat and Grego (2020) say the following about the new genus: "In conclusion, K. lokalayensis is distinguished from [other genera in the area] by a combination of characters used to diagnose genera in South and Southeast Asian nemacheilids, and therefore is placed in a distinct, new genus. We doubt that Kayahschistura is a genus restricted to the single type species; we expect that a number of surface species in the Salween, Sittaung, and Irrawaddy drainages will be found to also belong to the genus."
MG TLO [NE]
As above only.
|Kottelat, M. and Grego, J.||Journal Article||2020||Kayahschistura lokalayensis, a new genus and species of cave fish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae)|