Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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).; namyaensis: Named for its type locality, Namya River.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Namya River, Chindwin basin in Manilur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89709)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 32. Can be diagnosed by the following characters: smoothly rounded snout tip, prominent triangular-shaped rostral lobe with 10-11 strong, conical tubercles; proboscis and transverse groove absent; predorsal region, chest and abdomen scaled; two pairs of barbels; 31 lateral line scales, circumpeduncular scales 14, 3.5/1/3.5 transverse-scale rows; 9 gill rakers; 32 total vertebrae; dorsal fin with broad black band is near the posterior margin; and a distinct W-shaped broad black band in caudal fin (Ref. 89709).
Occurs in swiftly flowing clear water with gravel bottom and lush green algal bloom. Observed to adhere to rocks (Ref. 89709).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shangningam, B. and W. Vishwanath, 2012. A new species of the genus Garra Hamilton, 1822 from the Chindwin Basin of Manipur, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Labeoninae). International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN Zoology) 2012 (Article ID 325064): 6 pp. (Ref. 89709)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .