Garra phillipsi Deraniyagala, 1933
Phillips's garra
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
 Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Sri Lanka.
 Biology:  Occurs in rocky areas of hill streams, almost always in fast-flowing water. More common in deeper and more heavily shaded areas of clear-water streams. Occurs sympatrically with G. ceylonensis in its limited range. Feeds essentially on algae in captivity. This species is easy to maintain in aquarium.
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 29.04.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.10.96
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 23.08.94

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