Schistura cf. savona (Hamilton, 1822)

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: Cobitis savona Hamilton, 1822; Nemacheilus savona Day (partim), 1878; Nemachilus savona Day (partim), 1889; Noemacheilus savona Menon, 1987.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 3/9, anal 2/5, pectoral 1/9. Nine branched dorsal fin rays, 7-9 broad dark bands on the body, descending 3/4t h down the sides. Dorsal fin inserted nearer to snout tip than to base of caudal fin. Caudal fin deeply emarginate. Lateral line complete. Caudal fin marked with 1-2 v-shaped bands.

Common names: Gadera


Punatsangchhu: Burichhu (Tsirang)

Altitude: 396 MASL (Single locality)

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)