Vertebrate Zoology 70(1): 1-8, doi: 10.26049/VZ70-1-2020-01
A new species of Pectenocypris (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from peat swamps in Sumatra
expand article infoHarald Ahnelt, Arif Wibowo, Eko Prianto
‡ University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
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A new cyprinid species, Pectenocypris rubra, is described from peat swamps from central Sumatra (Indonesia). This species is only known from peat lakes upstream of the river Serkap, a tributary of the Kampar River. Pectenocypris rubra differs from the other four species of this genus in the following combination of characters: a distinct mid-lateral stripe, an oval black spot at the base of the caudal fin, scales in lateral midline 33, 7 – 8 pored lateral line scales, 202 gill-rakers on first gill arch, small dark grey symphyseal knob on lower jaw, and a long and narrow caudal peduncle.
Endemic, Indonesia, peat swamp, Pectenocypris rubra sp. nov., Sumatra