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).; tana: The species names tana is in reference to the lake in which the type series was collected (Ref. 58532).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic, usually 2 - 14 m (Ref. 58532). Tropical
Africa: Lake Tana, Ethiopia (Ref. 58532).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58532)
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: Garra tana is distinguished from African congeners by the following combination of features: very weakly developed disc; between 3 and 5 predorsal scales anterior to dorsal fin; chest, belly, and postpelvic region asquamate; elongate, narrow caudal peduncle, its length 20.4-22.3% of standard length, its depth 7.2-10.0% of standard length; and short intestine (Ref. 58532).
It can be found close to shore, 25-2000 m, in water ranging from 2 to 14 m in depth, over mud, sand, and rocks (Ref. 58532).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stiassny, M.L.J. and A. Getahun, 2007. An overview of labeonin relationships and the phylogenetic placement of the Afro-Asian genus Garra Hamilton, 1922 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with the description of five new species of Garra from Ethiopia, and a key to all African species. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 150:41-83. (Ref. 58532)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00295 - 0.01623), 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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .