Morphology Data of Garra bisangularis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, Z.-m., X-y. Wu and H. Xiao, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Distinguished from other beardless species of Garra by the following combination of characters: body with black mid-lateral stripe; extreme part of snout with a pair of enlarged horned-like tubercles; a transverse groove before nose parting the snout as two parts; absence of proboscis; a pair of minute rostral barbels; mental adhesive disc is small with its width being ½ of the head width at the same locality; anteromedian fold crescent; lateroposterior flap around; central callous small and indistinct; absence of gill rakers on the outside of first gill arch; inner side of the first gill arch with 15 gill rakers; scales on lateral line 21; and scales around caudal peduncle 12 (Ref. 85557).

Description: Dorsal fin ii-8; anal fin ii-5; pectoral fin i-16; ventral fin i-9 (Ref. 85557).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra bisangularis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   17 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   10 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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