First record of two species of stone loaches (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Gujarat, India
Arshi Kazi, Harshil Patel, Vaibhav Naik and Shantilal K Tank
The stone loaches of family Nemacheilidae is reported for the first time from the state of Gujarat, India. During our recent survey in south Gujarat, we have collected two specimens of Schistura cf. denisoni and one specimen of Indoreonectes evezardi from two river (Ambika and Purna) systems; which represent new record of both the species as well as of Nemacheilid loaches for the state of Gujarat.
KEYWORDS: Schistura denisoni, Indoreonectes evezardi, Western Ghats, Freshwater fish, South Gujarat, Nemacheilidae.