Morphology Data of Garra jordanica
Identification keys
Main Ref. Hamidan, N.A., M.F. Geiger and J. Freyhof, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra jordanica

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 35
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 16 - 16
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Boden, Gert
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