Morphology Data of Garra roseae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Mousavi-Sabet, H., M. Saemi-Komsari, I. Doadrio and J. Freyhof, 2019
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished from its congeners of the Garra variabilis group by a unique set of characters: it differs from the two Central Anatolian species G. kemali and G. klatti by having a mental disc (vs. absent) and scales on the lateral line 42-58 (vs. 35-45 in G. kemali, G. klatti); differs from G. nudiventris, G. rossica, G. variabilis by lacking barbels (vs. one pair in G. nudiventris, G. variabilis; one or two pairs in G. rossica); further distinguished by having the predorsal mid-line fully covered by scales (vs. naked in G. nudiventris), naked breast (vs. scaled in G. rossica), belly covered by scales (vs. naked in G. nudiventris, G. variabilis), transverse scale rows between the lateral line and the dorsal-fin origin 7½-8½ (vs. 5½-6½ in G. rossica), transverse scale rows between the lateral line and the pelvic-fin origin 6½ (vs. 4½-5½ in G. rossica), axillary scale at the pelvic-fin origin absent (vs. present in G. nudiventris, G. rossica), and total gill rakers on the first branchial arch 11-13 (vs. 10-11 in G. nudiventris, 13-15 in G. rossica) (Ref. 121034).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra roseae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 11 - 13


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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