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A fish species was discovered by a team of scientists led by Khlur Mukhim in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

The species having a scientific name Schistura syngkai was discovered at Twahdidoh stream, a tributary of Wahblei river.

Mukhim, who teaches at Meghalaya’s Lady Keane College, informed that both sexes of the fish have golden-brown bodies with blackish lateral stripes and slightly emarginate tail fins.

Specimens of the fish have been sent o Gauhati University Museum of Fishes and Zoological Survey of India in Kolkata.

Mukhim is the same person who had earlier discovered a blind fish species that lives 1,600 feet inside a limestone cave in East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.

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