Garra trilobata Shangningam & Vishwanath, 2015
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  13.44 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sanalok River, Chindwin basin in Manipur, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 32-32. Garra trilobata is diagnosed from other species of Garra in the Chindwin drainage by having a conspicuous and heavily tuberculated trilobed proboscis (vs. bilobed in G. bispinosa, unilobed in G. litanensis, G. rotundinasus and G. qiaojiensis, or incipient in G. elongata and G. gravelyi), fewer lateral line scales (31-32 vs. 34-37 in G. bispinosa, G. gravelyi, G. rotundinasus and G. qiaojiensis, 39-40 in G. elongata). It can be distinguished from G. litanensis by having a scaled (vs. naked) chest (Ref. 117240).
Biology:  Occurs in medium to fast flowing clear hill stream with gravel bottom and lush green algal bloom. (Ref. 117240). Other associated fish species include Balitora burmanica, Glyptothorax trilineatus, Pseudecheneis ukhrulensis, Mastacembelus armatus, Neolissochilus stracheyi, and Schistura sikmaiensis (Ref. 117240).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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