Garra fuliginosa Fowler, 1934
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phrya and Mekong (Ref. 12693), Maeklong and Peninsular Thailand river systems (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  Snout with a secondary rostrum, with proboscis about twice as wide as long, reflected downwards and in contact with snout along its inferior side (Ref. 43281). A well-developed tri-lobed rostrum; 10 gill rakers on lower arch of first arch; dark body with random scales lighter; (Ref. 12693). Dark brown body with 5-6 faint stripes and a large dark blotch on caudal peduncle (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occurs in swiftly flowing water over rocky bottoms. Feeds on periphyton, phytoplankton and insects. An uncommon fish in larger rivers and rarely caught by commercial fishermen. Can be taken with trawls over gravel substrate.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.06.97
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01

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