Morphology Data of Garra micropulvinus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhou, W., X.-F. Pan and M. Kottelat, 2005
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra micropulvinus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 40 - 42
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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