Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 117346)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 32. Garra clavirostris can be diagnosed from all other species of the genus in the Brahmaputra and the Chindwin drainages by the combination of the following characters: a transverse lobe bearing 17-25 small- to large-sized multicuspid tubercles; a prominent club-shaped unilobed proboscis prominently protruding forward and overhanging the depressed rostral surface, with a row of 5-9 medium- to large-sized uni- to multi-cuspid tubercles on its anterior margin; the antero-ventral marginal aspect of the proboscis with 5-6 medium-sized uni- to multi-cuspid tubercles, distinctly differentiated from the depressed rostral surface by a distinct transverse groove; dorsal fin with 8½ or 9½ branched; anal fin with 5½ branched rays; lateral line with 33-34 scales; presence of a black spot at the upper angle of gill opening; and 4-5 narrow black stripes laterally, more distinct towards the caudal peduncle (Ref. 117346).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roni, N., T. Sarbojit and W. Vishwanath, 2017. Garra clavirostris, a new cyprinid fish (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Labeoninae) from the Brahmaputra drainage, India. Zootaxa 4244(3):367-376. (Ref. 117346)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00310 - 0.01692), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .