Garra waensis Lothongkham, Arbsuwan & Musikasinthorn, 2014
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
 Max. size:  9.09 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Wa River, a tributary of the Nan River of the Chao Phraya River system in northern Thailand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 41-43. Garra waensis can be distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: no barbels; 7 branched rays on dorsal fin; 31-37+2 scales on lateral line; 10-12 scales around caudal peduncle; elongated body (body length 73.9-77.3% SL; body depth 16.4-21.1% SL); small and broad head (head length 22.7-26.1% SL; head depth 56.1-64.9% HL, 12.9-16.2% SL; head width 74.0-85.0% HL, 17.1-20.5% SL); a poorly developed proboscis in front of nostrils; reddish orange spots present (white or dull yellowish white in preserved specimens) on body side; a dark mid-lateral stripe running from upper edge of gill opening to caudal peduncle and expanding into a large anteriorly-pointed triangular blotch on caudal peduncle (in preserved condition); and red to pale red color in all fins (in live and fresh condition) (Ref. 95678). Description: Dorsal-fin rays iii-iv,7; anal-fin rays iii,5; 2.5 scale rows below lateral line to pelvic-fin insertion (Ref. 95678).
 Biology:  Found in a moderate-sized, swift, clear mountain stream (Mang River) with width 6-7 m, depth 0.4-0.6 m and bottom substrate composed of gravel and rock with attached filamentous algae. Collected together with Poropuntius sp., Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus, Balitoropsis leonardi, Sectoria atriceps, Schistura menanensis and Glyptothorax laosensis (Ref. 95678).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.07.15

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