New Fish Species Barilius torsai (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) identified by ICAR-CIFRI
ICAR-CIFRI identified a new freshwater fish species Barilius torsai (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), from Torsa River, Brahmaputra drainage (DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.47184.108.40.20608-14815). Theses fishes are highly relished as food and fetches maximum market price (Rs. 400-600/kg) in the Dooars region of West Bengal. Many of the Barilius species is having ornamental value and being exported from India.
Holotype of Barilius torsai (ZSI FF5542; 71.41 mm SL)