Morphology Data of Garra nujiangensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, Z.-m., S. Zhao and J.-x. Yang, 2009
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
Type of scales

Differs from other beardless congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: scales on the lateral line 48?50; scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line 5 ? 6, and between pelvic-fin origin and lateral line 3 ? 4; scales around caudal peduncle 12-14; barbels absent, but a pair of rudimentary rostral barbels present in small individuals; dorsal fin with 81/2 ? 91/2 branched rays; caudal peduncle relatively stouter; length between snout tip to posterior margin of eye longer than body depth at anal fin origin; head length longer than body depth at dorsal fin origin; prepelvic length 50.0% ? 53.7% of standard length; pre-anus length 58.9% ? 63.9% of standard length; body width 16.7% ? 19.6% of standard length; body depth at dorsal fin 19.2% ? 22.6% of standard length (Ref. 81998).

Description: Dorsal-fin rays iv,8½, iv,9½, ; Anal-fin rays iii,5; pectoral-fin rays i,16-17; pelvic-fin rays i,9 (Ref. 81998).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra nujiangensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 48 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes pointed

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   10 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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