Morphology Data of Garra orientalis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhou, W., X.-F. Pan and M. Kottelat, 2005
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

Diagnosed from the species of Garra in Yuanjiang drainage in Yunnan by the following combination of characters: two pairs of barbels; 32-35 lateral line scales; 16 circumpeduncular scales; pharyngeal teeth in 3 rows, 2.4.5-5.4.2; snout rounded, with a groove in front of nostrils; and anus slightly in front of anal-fin origin, separated by 2 scales (Ref. 55924).

Description: Dorsal fin ii,8; Anal fin ii,5; Pectoral fin i14-15; ; Pelvic fin i8 (Ref. 75600).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra orientalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 32 - 35
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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