Exostoma Dhritiae

  • A team from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) recently discovered a new catfish species in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The new species was found in Siking stream, a tributary of Siang river in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The new catfish species has been christened ‘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.
  • The new species is a small fish found in streams in these hills and is called ‘Ngorang’ by local tribals.
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