Garra waterloti (Pellegrin, 1935)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 5.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Senegal River and higher reaches of the Niger River (Ref. 2940, 81282). Also found in Benue River (Ref. 13331, 31256).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Diagnosis: mental disk well developed; rostral lobe well developed, edge denticulate; dorsal profile flat; scale formula 5.5/36-38/-; 3 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 16 scales around caudal peduncle; 7-8 dorsal fin branched rays; 5 anal fin branched rays; known from Senegal to Upper Niger (Ref. 2940, 81282). Description: body depth comprised from 5 to 7x SL; snout long and rounded; mouth inferior with lower lip forming a mental disk with free marginal membrane (either entire or slightly trilobed posteriorly); two very small barbels on either side; D:III,7-8; A:II,5; P:14-15; V:8-9 (Ref. 2940, 81282). Coloration: back greyish-black, belly yellowish-white; more or less distinct and regular dark longitudinal band along middle of sides; black spot behind gill cover and red spot (in live specimens) above upper end of gill slit; black blotch at base of caudal peduncle and black vertical bar at caudal-fin base; some black spots at base of dorsal fin; fins sometimes tinged with pink in life (Ref. 2940, 81282).
Biology:  Affinities: close to those from Chad basin, G. dembeensis.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 May 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 24.03.92
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.08.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.08.94

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