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Garra micropulvinus  Zhou, Pan & Kottelat, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813)..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Asia: upper Yuanjiang in China.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55924)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8. Can be distinguished from all species of Garra and Discogobio by possessing a median notch in the posterior margin of the posterior free fold of the oral sucking disc and 2-7 small fleshy buds between the skin fold and sides of the median pad (Ref. 55924).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers streams with rapid current and stony substrate (Ref. 55924). Feeds mainly on algae, occasionally on aquatic plants and larvae of aquatic insects (Ref. 55924).

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Zhou, W., X.-F. Pan and M. Kottelat, 2005. Species of Garra and Discogobio (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Yuanjiang (Upper Red River) drainage of Yunnan Province, China with description of a new species. Zool. Studies 44(4):445-453. (Ref. 55924)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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