Garra jordanica Hamidan, Geiger & Freyhof, 2014
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  9.64 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Asia: northern part of Dead Sea basin in Jordan and Syria (Ref. 98824).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosis: Garra jordanica is closely related and geographically adjacent to G. ghorensis, from which it is distinguished by having 8 1/2 branched rays on dorsal fin (vs. 7 1/2), 33-35 + 2 lateral line scales (vs. 31-32 +2), a large round, black blotch on the flank at the middle of the posterior caudal peduncle (vs. absent), 4-7 rows of deeply embedded scales on the breast between the pectoral-fin bases (vs. no or one row, or one additional scale in the middle between the pectoral fin-base in some individuals), the pelvic fin not overlapping the anus in individuals larger than 7 cm standard length (vs. overlapping), shorter barbels and details in the arrangement of tubercles on the head (Ref. 98824).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Yarmuk River in Wadi Jallayn (Ref. 98824) and Lake Muzarib (Ref. 98824).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.12.15
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 09.01.17

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