Garra orientalis Nichols, 1925
Garra orientalis
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 111.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-7. 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).
Biology:  Adults inhabit gravel bottoms in mountain streams and adhere to stones using their disk. Length type refers to body length.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.08.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.10.16

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