Garra ghorensis Krupp, 1982
Garra ghorensis
photo by Hamidan, N.A.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
 Max. size:  10.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Eurasia: springs and widyan in the southern Dead Sea area.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  In springs and widyan in the southern Dead Sea area. Occurs in small, fast-running water courses among gravel, where it feeds almost entirely on algae (Ref. 13609). Reproductive period is probably in late spring and early summer. Spawns in groups; eggs and sperm are released into open water, and eggs sink quickly to the ground.
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 20.11.97
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.12.15

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