Schistura scaturigina (McClelland, 1839)

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 (Schistura) scaturigina McClelland, 1839; Nemacheilus zonathus (McClelland) Day (partim), 1878; Nemachilus zonathus Day (partim), 1889; N. shebbearei Hora, 1935; N. subfusca (McClelland) Hora & Mukerji, 1935; Noemacheilus scaturigina Menon, 1987.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 3/8, anal 1/5, pectoral 1/9. Dorsal fin inserted equidistant between snout tip and base of caudal fin. Lateral line complete. Body with vertical bands tapering from the side below and do not extend to ventral surface. Dorsal and caudal fin marked with rows of spots.

Common names: Gadera


Punatsangchhu: Koylatar (Tsirang)

Altitude: 150 MASL (Single locality)

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)