Pethia didi

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Pethia didi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Pethia
Species: P. didi
Binomial name
Pethia didi
(S. O. Kullander & F. Fang, 2005)
Synonyms
  • Puntius didi S. O. Kullander & F. Fang, 2005

Pethia didi is a species of cyprinid fish which has only been recorded in the vicinity of Myitkyina and Indawgyi Lake in the north of Myanmar.[2]

This is a small fish which can reach a length of 4 centimetres (1.6 in) SL.[3] It is generally brownish with a dark vertical bar just behind the operculum and a round dark blotch on the caudal peduncle. The species P. tiantian – with a range close to P. didi – is similarly marked, but P. didi can be distinguished by its truncated lateral line, deeper body and longer dorsal fin, with two rows of dark markings rather than one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahanukar, N. 2010. <[http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/168486/0 Pethia didi> In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Kullander, S. O. & F. Fang (2005): Two New Species of Puntius from Northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Copeia, 2005(2), pp. 290–302
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Pethia didi" in FishBase. April 2013 version.