Garra fasciacauda Fowler, 1937
Garra fasciacauda
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong (Ref. 27732), Chao Phraya and Maeklong basins (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  Has a relatively narrow midlateral stripe (width about 1-1.5 scale rows); a plain dorsal fin; a distinct black submarginal stripe along each caudal-fin lobe (Ref. 27732); with rostral barbels only; small mental disk, shorter than wide (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Inhabits rocky bottoms in fast flowing water of all sizes of rivers and streams. Feeds on periphyton, phytoplankton and some insects (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.06.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.08.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.08.01

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