Garra nujiangensis Chen, Zhao & Yang, 2009
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  18.39 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 8.17
Distribution:  Asia: Nanpenghe River, Nujiang River basin in Yunnan, China. Possible found in other tributaries of the Salween in the northern Myanmar and Lower Nujiang River.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Differs from other beardless congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: scales on the lateral line 48?50; scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line 5 ? 6, and between pelvic-fin origin and lateral line 3 ? 4; scales around caudal peduncle 12-14; barbels absent, but a pair of rudimentary rostral barbels present in small individuals; dorsal fin with 81/2 ? 91/2 branched rays; caudal peduncle relatively stouter; length between snout tip to posterior margin of eye longer than body depth at anal fin origin; head length longer than body depth at dorsal fin origin; prepelvic length 50.0% ? 53.7% of standard length; pre-anus length 58.9% ? 63.9% of standard length; body width 16.7% ? 19.6% of standard length; body depth at dorsal fin 19.2% ? 22.6% of standard length (Ref. 81998). Description: Dorsal-fin rays iv,8½, iv,9½, ; Anal-fin rays iii,5; pectoral-fin rays i,16-17; pelvic-fin rays i,9 (Ref. 81998).
Biology:  Found in shallow areas of river along the bank of the main course and tributaries (Ref. 81998). The river has slightly turbid black water and substrate consisted of large boulders, cobbles, gravel and sand (Ref. 81998).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.08.09

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