Morphology Data of Garra cornigera
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shangningam, B. and W. Vishwanath, 2015
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
Type of scales

Garra cornigera is distinguished from other species of Garra in the Chindwin-Irrawaddy drainage, except G. bispinosa, in having a bilobed proboscis (vs. unilobed in G. litanensis, G. rotundinasus and G. qiaojiensis; or incipient in G. elongata and G. gravelyi). It differs from G. bispinosa in having fewer lateral line scales (33 vs. 34-35), fewer circumpeduncular scales (14 vs. 16), fewer transverse scale rows above and more below lateral line scales (3 1/2 vs. 4 and 3 1/2 vs. 2 1/2-3) (Ref. 117240).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra cornigera

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 33
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 23 - 23
total 34 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 11 - 11
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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