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).; propulvinus: Name refers to the central pad, which has an appearance of projecting forward from a broad base; noun in apposition..
More on authors: Kullander & Fang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 52314). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52314)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6 - 7;
Vertebrae: 24 - 26. A small species of Garra with smoothly rounded snout tip, rostral lobe present, proboscis absent, predorsal region, chest and abdomen scaled, two pairs of barbels, lateral line scales 31, circumpeduncular scales 16. Uniquely distinguished by the dense patch of about 15-20 strong, conical tubercles concentrated to the rostral lobe. The shape of the central pad distinguishes G. propulvinus from most or all other Garra species, being widest posteriorly, giving the appearance of a nearly straight posterior base with a rounded anterior extension, instead of widest medially with equally rounded posterior and anterior halves.
This fish could potentially be an aquarium species (Fang, 2004, pers. Comm.).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S. and F. Fang, 2004. Seven new species of Garra (Cyprinidae: Cyprininae) from the Rakhine Yoma, southern Myanmar. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(3):257-278. (Ref. 52314)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: potential
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=0.00794 (0.00354 - 0.01782), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).