Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813)..
Questionably a synonym of Gerra fasciacauda Fowler, 1934 according to Kottelat (2013:104; Ref. 94476). [ref. 32989]).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Mekong River basin in China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85557)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Distinguished from other beardless species of Garra by the following combination of characters: body with black mid-lateral stripe; extreme part of snout with a pair of enlarged horned-like tubercles; a transverse groove before nose parting the snout as two parts; absence of proboscis; a pair of minute rostral barbels; mental adhesive disc is small with its width being ½ of the head width at the same locality; anteromedian fold crescent; lateroposterior flap around; central callous small and indistinct; absence of gill rakers on the outside of first gill arch; inner side of the first gill arch with 15 gill rakers; scales on lateral line 21; and scales around caudal peduncle 12 (Ref. 85557).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Z.-m., X-y. Wu and H. Xiao, 2010. A new species of the genus Garra from Lancangjiang River Basin, Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Journal of Xinyang Normal University, Natural Science Edition 23(3):381-383. (Ref. 85557)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00331 - 0.01740), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .