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Loktak loach, Lepidocephalichthys irrorata Hora, 1921

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Superfamily: Cobitoidea Family: Cobitidae (Loaches) Subfamily: Cobitinae Genus: Lepidocephalichthys Species: L. irrorata

Synonym: Lepidocephalus irrorata (Hora, 1921)

Common/local names English: Loktak loach Bangladesh: Puiya (পুইয়া)

Distributions: Bangladesh (Rahman, 1989 and 2005) and India (Manipur and Meghalaya) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data Deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate with arched dorsal profile and almost straight …read more