IMPHAL, March 22 - A new fish species has been discovered in Dima Hasao district of Assam by a three member specialist team from Manipur and Assam. The new fish called Garra clavirostris, is a cyprinid fish.
It was found in the Dilaima river, a tributary of Brahmaputra in Dima Hasao district, by Thaosen Sarbojit of Haflong Government College, Narengbam Roni and Prof Waikhom Vishwanath of Manipur University�s Life Science department.
With the new discovery, Prof Vishwanath led team has so far discovered more than 60 freshwater fish species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has named Prof Vishwanath among its 19 member fresh water fish specialist group to study the 18 fresh water region of the world.