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Garra waensis  Lothongkham, Arbsuwan & Musikasinthorn, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813).;  waensis: The specific name refers to the Wa River which is the only known basin occupied by the species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Wa River, a tributary of the Nan River of the Chao Phraya River system in northern Thailand.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95678)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Garra waensis can be distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: no barbels; 7 branched rays on dorsal fin; 31-37+2 scales on lateral line; 10-12 scales around caudal peduncle; elongated body (body length 73.9-77.3% SL; body depth 16.4-21.1% SL); small and broad head (head length 22.7-26.1% SL; head depth 56.1-64.9% HL, 12.9-16.2% SL; head width 74.0-85.0% HL, 17.1-20.5% SL); a poorly developed proboscis in front of nostrils; reddish orange spots present (white or dull yellowish white in preserved specimens) on body side; a dark mid-lateral stripe running from upper edge of gill opening to caudal peduncle and expanding into a large anteriorly-pointed triangular blotch on caudal peduncle (in preserved condition); and red to pale red color in all fins (in live and fresh condition) (Ref. 95678).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in a moderate-sized, swift, clear mountain stream (Mang River) with width 6-7 m, depth 0.4-0.6 m and bottom substrate composed of gravel and rock with attached filamentous algae. Collected together with Poropuntius sp., Scaphiodonichthys acanthopterus, Balitoropsis leonardi, Sectoria atriceps, Schistura menanensis and Glyptothorax laosensis (Ref. 95678).

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Lothongkham, A., S. Arbsuwan and P. Musikasinthorn, 2014. Garra waensis, a new cyprinid fish (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes) from the Nan River basin of the Chao Phraya River system, northern Thailand. Zootaxa 3790(4):543-554. (Ref. 95678)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00296 - 0.01616), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .