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Garra nethravathiensis  Arunachalam & Nandagopal, 2014

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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).;  nethravathiensis: Named for the river where the specimen was collected and netharavathiensis is the replacement name for robustus (appeared in a project report (M. A.) as a nomen nudum (Rajeev Raghavan et al., 2013).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Nethravathi River in Karnataka State, India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96640)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Vertebrae: 31. Differs from its congeners from Western Ghats mountain ranges of peninsular India by having the following characters: pompous size, broad and round central pad of the sucking disc and almost a horse shoe shaped swelling in front and on sides of median pad; snout broadly rounded with deep transverse groove with pointed tubercles arranged irregularly but approximately three rows in each side; proboscis absent; 30-31 scales on lateral line; 15-16 scales around caudal peduncle; 4.5/2.5/3.5 transverse-scale rows; well developed scales present up to chest region (Ref. 96640).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Arunachalam, M. and S. Nandagopal, 2014. A new species of the genus Garra Hamilton, (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from Nethravathi River, Western Ghats, India. Species 10(24):43-57. (Ref. 96640)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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