Morphology Data of Garra flavatra
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S. and F. Fang, 2004
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

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.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Garra flavatra

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 27 - 29
Pored lateral line scales 27 - 29
Scales in lateral series 9 - 9
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 15 - 16
total 23 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Kullander, Fang Fang
Modified by Kullander, Fang Fang
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