Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813).; nujiangensis: Named for its type locality, Nujiang River basin, Yunnan Province, China. More on authors: Chen, Zhao & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.2 - ?. Tropical; 20°C - ?
Asia: Nanpenghe River, Nujiang River basin in Yunnan, China. Possible found in other tributaries of the Salween in the northern Myanmar and Lower Nujiang River.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81998)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from other beardless congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: scales on the lateral line 48?50; scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line 5 ? 6, and between pelvic-fin origin and lateral line 3 ? 4; scales around caudal peduncle 12-14; barbels absent, but a pair of rudimentary rostral barbels present in small individuals; dorsal fin with 81/2 ? 91/2 branched rays; caudal peduncle relatively stouter; length between snout tip to posterior margin of eye longer than body depth at anal fin origin; head length longer than body depth at dorsal fin origin; prepelvic length 50.0% ? 53.7% of standard length; pre-anus length 58.9% ? 63.9% of standard length; body width 16.7% ? 19.6% of standard length; body depth at dorsal fin 19.2% ? 22.6% of standard length (Ref. 81998).
Found in shallow areas of river along the bank of the main course and tributaries (Ref. 81998). The river has slightly turbid black water and substrate consisted of large boulders, cobbles, gravel and sand (Ref. 81998).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Z.-m., S. Zhao and J.-x. Yang, 2009. A new species of the genus Garra from Nujiang River basin, Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zool. Res. 30(4):438-444. (Ref. 81998)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00310 - 0.01692), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .