Schistura cf. beavani (Gunther, 1868)

Genus: Schistura McClelland

Mouth moderately arched, lower lip usually with a median interruption but not forming two lateral triangular pads. Two black mark along the base of dorsal fin, body with black transverse bars, and split into many. Posterior nostril prolong into a tube in some.

Synony ms: Noenemacheilus beavani Menon, 1987

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 3/8, anal 2/5, pectoral 1/10. Body elongate, eyes small, not visible from underside of body, mouth semicircular, lips fleshy and furrowed. Body with 9-11 broad bands, dorsal fin with a blotch at the origin and a median stripe. Caudal fin marked with two rows of spots in a v shape. Distal stripe directed towards the edge of dorsal fin.

Common names: Creek loach, gadera


Punatsanchhu: Khaini khola (Dagana)

Amochhu: Lingden, Neychhu, Dorti khola (Chukha); Dorokha (Samtse)

Wangchhu: Pipping (Chukha)

Altitude: 117 – 500 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)