Morphology Data of Garra propulvinus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S. and F. Fang, 2004
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 other (see remarks)
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

A small species of Garra with smoothly rounded snout tip, rostral lobe present, proboscis absent, predorsal region, chest and abdomen scaled, two pairs of barbels, lateral line scales 31, circumpeduncular scales 16. Uniquely distinguished by the dense patch of about 15-20 strong, conical tubercles concentrated to the rostral lobe. The shape of the central pad distinguishes G. propulvinus from most or all other Garra species, being widest posteriorly, giving the appearance of a nearly straight posterior base with a rounded anterior extension, instead of widest medially with equally rounded posterior and anterior halves.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Garra propulvinus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 31 - 31
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 17 - 17
total 24 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Kullander, Fang Fang
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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