Fisheries | VOL. 15, ISSUE 90, May-June 2015

Pethia Striata

Western Ghat’s Newly Discovered Member

A new species of fish has been discovered in the Western Ghats in India. Named Pethia striata, the fish was uncovered in a stretch of the Tunga River that falls within the Kudremukh National Park, in the central part of the Western Ghats, Karnataka. V M Atkore, an ecologist and a PhD student at the Bangalore-based Suri Sehgal Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, was studying the effects of habitat disturbance on fish biodiversity in the Kudremukh National Park when he...

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