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Pseudecheneis eddsi Ng, 2006

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Dave Rinaldo (3)  

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Relevant Information:

Pseudecheneis eddsi can be distinguished from congeners by a unique combination of the presence of a prominent bony spur on the anterodorsal surface of the first dorsal-fin pterygiophore, presence of a first dorsal-fin element, bifid neural spines on the complex vertebra, the neural spines of the last 2–3 preanal and first 6–7 postanal vertebrae gradually increasing in height, separate pelvic fins, gently rounded snout when viewed dorsally, presence of pale spots on the body, 36–39 vertebrae, pelvic-fin length 18.0–20.9% SL, pectoral-fin length 114.9–156.0% HL, length of adipose-fin base 19.5–24.3% SL, length of caudal peduncle 25.2–27.8% SL, depth of caudal peduncle 3.5–5.3% SL, and eye diameter 9.6–12.8% HL. Remarks: Presently known only from the Gandaki drainage of central Nepal, in foothills of the Himalayas. The Seti and Mahesh rivers are tributaries to the Trisuli, which joins the Kali Gandaki to become the Narayani (= Sapta Gandaki) in Nepal. The Narayani (= Gandak in India) is a major tributary of the Ganges River in India. Etymology: This species is named after David Edds, who collected part of the type series and in honour of his work on Nepalese fishes.

Common Name:







Asia: Gandaki drainage in central Nepal.


9.5cm. (3¾ins)


18-24°c (64-75°f.)




Ng, H.H., 2006. The identity of Pseudecheneis sulcata (M'Clelland, 1842), with descriptions of two new species of rheophilic catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Nepal and China. Zootaxa 1254:45-68.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2018 )



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