Garra micropulvinus Zhou, Pan & Kottelat, 2005
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  13.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: upper Yuanjiang in China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Can be distinguished from all species of Garra and Discogobio by possessing a median notch in the posterior margin of the posterior free fold of the oral sucking disc and 2-7 small fleshy buds between the skin fold and sides of the median pad (Ref. 55924). Description: Dorsal fin with iii, 7-8 1/2 rays; anal fin with iii,5 1/2 rays; pectoral fin with i,11 rays; pelvic fin i,8 rays (Ref. 55924).
Biology:  Prefers streams with rapid current and stony substrate (Ref. 55924). Feeds mainly on algae, occasionally on aquatic plants and larvae of aquatic insects (Ref. 55924).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.12.05

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