Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813)..
More on author: Hora.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from its sympatric species Garra arupi in having the following characters: perforated lateral line scales 40-42 (vs. 35-36); vent to anal distance 50.0-52.9% (vs. 52.6-60.0) pelvic to anal distance; predorsal scales 13-14 (vs. 11-12); circumpeduncular scales 12 (vs. 16); transverse scales between anal fin origin and lateral line 2½ (vs. 3½); absence of a distinct submarginal band on the dorsal fin (vs. presence); absence of a transverse band of tubercles on the snout tip (vs. presence); and absence of 7-8 thin stripes on the caudal peduncle (vs. presence) (Ref. 81034).
Occurs in mountain streams (Ref. 41236).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00358 - 0.01848), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).