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Fish Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Current context: Zoology Researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) have discovered 5 new fish species across various districts of the state.
Fish Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
The scientific names of the newly-discovered fish species are:
  • Exostoma kottelati, found in Ranga river in Lower Subansiri district
  • Mystus prabini, found in Sinkin and Dibang rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district
  • Physoschistura harkishorei, found in Dibang and Lohit rivers in Lower Dibang Valley district
  • Garra ranganensis, found in Ranga river
  • Creteuchiloglanis tawangensis, found in the Tawangchu river in Tawang district
  • The water bodies in A.P. in remote areas are not easily accessible to the researchers due to a difficult terrain
  • The Zoology team of RGU was led by Professor DN Das

Question: 

5 new fish species have been discovered recently by the Zoology Researchers of the Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in?
a. Odisha
b. Mizoram
c. Arunachal Pradesh
d. Assam
Fish Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh Fish Species Discovered in Arunachal Pradesh Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on August 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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