Rediscovery of Hypselobarbus pulchellus, an endemic and threatened barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) of the Western Ghats, with notes on H. dobsoni and H. jerdoni

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J.D.M. Knight
A. Rai
R.K.P. Dsouza

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Hypselobarbus pulchellus, is a poorly known species, with very few verifiable records since its description in 1870. Many authors have considered H. pulchellus to be a synonym of either H. dobsoni or H. jerdoni. This lack of information and clarity on its identity has led to H. pulchellus being categorized as a ‘Critically Endangered’ (possibly Extinct) species in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Based on the collection of H. pulchellus from its type locality, we re-describe this little known species, and clear its taxonomic ambiguity vis-à-vis H. dobsoni and H. jerdoni.

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Knight, J., Rai, A. and Dsouza, R. 2013. Rediscovery of Hypselobarbus pulchellus, an endemic and threatened barb (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) of the Western Ghats, with notes on H. dobsoni and H. jerdoni. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 5, 17 (Dec. 2013), 5194–5201. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3686.5194-201.
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