May 26, 2024

New Catfish Species

  • ICAR-NBFGR’s discovered Glyptothorax punyabratai, a new catfish species from pristine waters of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The research was published in the ‘Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters’.
  • The species was collected from Tung Stream, a tributary of the Tissa River.
  • The holotype and paratype specimens of Glyptothorax punyabratai are now registered at the National Fish Museum-cum-Repository of ICAR-NBFGR in Lucknow.
  • The discovered species has been named after the renowned founder director of ICAR-NBFGR, Dr. Punyabarata Das.


  • The ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, is the apex institute for fish genetic resources,
  • It is located in Lucknow which was established in 1983.
  • It focused on the conservation, management, and study of fish genetic resources in India.
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