Garra rotundinasus Zhang, 2006
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  18.45 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Yiluowadi Jiang (upper Irrawaddy River) basin in Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 35-37. Distinguished from all other Southeast Asian and Chinese congeners, except Garra gravelyi by having a snout with a poorly developed proboscis that is represented by a truncate area in front of the nostrils. Differs from Garra gravelyi by possessing 36-37 perforated lateral line scales, 2 1/2 scales above the lateral line, 10-11 predorsal scales, a broadly rounded snout, and absence of black spots at the base of the branched dorsal-fin rays. Has a color pattern consisting of an indistinct mid-lateral band with a few incomplete narrow longitudinal stripes above and below the mid-lateral band, more distinct on the caudal peduncle; and a black spot at the dorsal of the gill opening (Ref. 57645). Description: Dorsal fin iv,8; Anal fin iii,5; Pectoral fin i,13-15; Pelvic fin i,8 (Ref. 57645).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.11.06

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