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Garra ceylonensis  Bleeker, 1863

Stone sucker
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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: Bleeker.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?; 10°N - 7°N

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Asia: endemic to Sri Lanka.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in slow to moderately flowing rivers and streams. Adults and juveniles (>=5 cm.) with fully developed sucking discs are associated with rocky substrates. Juveniles are found throughout the water column, generally free swimming in search of food. Reported to ascend small, rocky streams to breed. Feeds essentially on algae (diatoms). Popular with the aquarium fish trade.

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Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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