Garra flavatra Kullander & Fang, 2004
Garra flavatra
photo by Taylor, A.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  6.18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 23-24. A small species of Garra, with shallow rostral furrow and elevated anterior margin of snout in adults, rostral lobe present, proboscis absent, conical tubercles on rostral lobe and along anterior margin of snout, scaled predorsal region, chest and abdomen, two pairs of barbels, lateral line scales 27-29 (usually 28), circumpeduncular scale rows 16.
Biology:  This fish could be an aquarium species (Fang, 2004, pers. comm.)
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 17 February 2010 (B1ab(iii); D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Kullander, Fang Fang - 09.11.04
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.09.05

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