Crossocheilus latius (Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822)

Subfamily: Garrinae

Genus: Crossocheilus Kuhl & van Hasselt

Body fairly elongated with rounded abdomen, head somewhat small, snout prominent, obtusely rounded. Upper and lower lip not continuous, but with a narrow frenulum connecting the upper lip with lower jaw.

Synony ms: Cyprinus latius Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822; Cirrhina latia Day (partim), 1877; Chondrostoma wattanah Skykes, 1839; Crossocheilus gohama Hamilton, 1822; C. sada Hamilton, 1822; C. gohama Hamilton, 1822; Gonorhynchus brevis McClelland, 1839.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 4/8, anal 2/5, pectoral 1/13. Body elongate, head somewhat flat and compressed, mouth inferior, a narrow frenulum connecting upper lip with lower j aw. Barbels two pairs, rostral barbel short and often rudimentary

Common names: Gangetic latia, minor carp


Punatsangchhu: Nyichula (Dagana), Punatsangchhu main river

Amochhu: Dorti khola (Chukha)

Altitude: 135 – 450 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)