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New species of catfish discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

A new catfish species has been discovered by scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in Arunachal Pradesh, a statement said.

The new species has been named ‘Exostoma Dhritiae’ after Dhriti Banerjee, the first woman director of the ZSI, as a mark of honour for her contributions to research on the fauna of the country, it stated.

The new species was found in Siking stream, a tributary of Siang river in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is a small fish found in streams in these hills and locally called ‘Ngorang’ by local tribals, it added.

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