Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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: McClelland.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Assam Himalaya (Ref. 4832), Meghalaya and Nagaland in India (Ref. 41236).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89709)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from the sympatric species Garra arupi in possessing the following features: predorsal scales 14-15 (vs. 11-12); branched dorsal fin rays 6 (vs. 7); branched anal fin rays 4 (vs. 5); transverse scales between the anal fin origin and the lateral line 4½ (vs. 3½); presence of a W-shaped color band on the caudal fin (vs. absence); presence of a rostral lobe on the snout (vs. absence); absence of a transverse band of tubercles on the snout tip (vs. presence); and vent to anal distance 37.3-40.2 (vs. 52.6-60.0%) pelvic to anal distance (Ref. 81034). Predorsal scales14-15; no scales on chest (Ref. 93557).
Occurs in mountain streams (Ref. 41236).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00299 - 0.01602), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .