TAXONOMIC CONSIDERATION AND DISTRIBUTIONAL RANGE EXTENSION OF OSTEOCHILICHTHYS THOMASSI UP TO SUBARNAREKHA BASIN OF WEST BENGAL, INDIAArun Jana, Godhuli Sit and Angsuman Chanda
Osteochilichthys thomassi is a small endemic freshwater fish of Western Ghats region found in Krishna and Kaveri river of south India. Currently the species has been reported by Ali and his co-workers from Tami Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Present work reveals that the species is available in the Subarnarekha basin of West Bengal (Silda under Binpur-II). Therefore, O. thomassi is a widely distributed species, supporting Dahanukar observation and extends its distribution up to south-eastern part of India.