Garra gotyla (Gray, 1830)
Sucker head
Garra gotyla
photo by Rana, A.S.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  21.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 151.8 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and upper Myanmar (Ref. 4832). Also reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 39701), Bhutan (Ref. 40882) and Nepal (Ref. 9496).
Biology:  Adults inhabit streams and lakes (Ref. 4832). Feed on algae, plants and detritus (Ref. 42699).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 October 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in Sankosh, Sarbhang Khola, Phepsu and Magdi rivers (Ref. 40882). Also Ref. 9418.

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