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).; chebera: The species name chebera is in reference to Chebera-Churchura national park, the locality in which the type series was collected (Ref. 84041).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 18°C - ? (Ref. 84041)
Africa: Dildil stream, Lake Womba basin, in Ethiopia (Ref. 84041).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84041)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Diagnosis: This species is unique among African Garra in possession of 2 simple and 13 branched rays on the pectoral fin and 1 simple and 8 branched rays on the pelvic fin (Ref. 84041). In addition, it is distinguished from African congeners by the following combination of features: well-developed, large papillate type C disc; fully scaled predorsal region and scaled post pelvic region; unscaled chest and belly; vent located close to anal fin, vent distance 13.2-24.2% of the distance between anal and pelvic fin origins; and intestine long, standard length 28.4-42.0% of intestine length (Ref. 84041).
Found in slow flowing pools over sandy substrate, with dense woody river bank vegetation and complete shade at zenith; mean depth of 25 cm, water temperature of 18.3°C and flow rate of 1.3 m/s (Ref. 84041).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Habteselassie, R., E. Mikschi, H. Ahnelt and H. Waidbacher, 2010. Garra chebera, a new species of cyprinid fish from an isolated basin in Ethiopia (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ann. Nat. Hist. Mus. Wien, B, 111: 43-53. (Ref. 84041)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00398 - 0.02092), b=3.05 (2.84 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 (17 of 100) .