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).; rotundinasus: Derived from the Latin rotundus (round) and nasus (snout), in allusion to having a broadly rounded snout.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Yiluowadi Jiang (upper Irrawaddy River) basin in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57645)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Distinguished from all other Southeast Asian and Chinese congeners, except Garra gravelyi by having a snout with a poorly developed proboscis that is represented by a truncate area in front of the nostrils. Differs from Garra gravelyi by possessing 36-37 perforated lateral line scales, 2 1/2 scales above the lateral line, 10-11 predorsal scales, a broadly rounded snout, and absence of black spots at the base of the branched dorsal-fin rays. Has a color pattern consisting of an indistinct mid-lateral band with a few incomplete narrow longitudinal stripes above and below the mid-lateral band, more distinct on the caudal peduncle; and a black spot at the dorsal of the gill opening (Ref. 57645).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zhang, E., 2006. Garra rotundinasus, a new species of cyprinid fish (Pisces: Teleostei) from the upper Irrawaddy River basin, China. Raffles Bull. Zool. 54(2):447-453. (Ref. 57645)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .