Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Garra: Name based on a vernacular Indian name (Hamilton, 1822:343, Ref. 1813).; biloborostris: Derived from Latin bi (two), lobus (lobe), and rostris (beak or bill), in reference to the two beak-like lobes on the proboscis. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Kanamakra River in Assam, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118049)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 31. Garra biloborostris can be distinguished from its congeners in north east India in having a unique combination of the following characters: a proboscis represented by two separate, slightly elevated arch-shaped lobes; each lobe demarcated from depressed rostral surface by a shallow groove, with three acanthoid tubercles on its anterodorsal marginal aspect (medial tubercle large-sized and lateral ones medium-sized); lateral surface of the snout bulgy giving lobe like appearance; transverse lobe appearing a prominent knob as the demarcating transverse groove extending laterally on each side, its dorsal surface covered with 10-16 small- to medium-sized acanthoid tubercles; 30 + 3 scales on lateral line; dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; and anal fin with 5½ branched rays (Ref. 118049)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roni, N. and W. Vishwanath, 2017. Garra biloborostris, a new labeonine species from north-eastern India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Vertebrate Zoology 67:133-137. (Ref. 118049)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00310 - 0.01692), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .