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).; jordanica: The species is named after the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and for the Jordan River (Ref. 98824).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: northern part of Dead Sea basin in Jordan and Syria (Ref. 98824).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98824)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Diagnosis: Garra jordanica is closely related and geographically adjacent to G. ghorensis, from which it is distinguished by having 8 1/2 branched rays on dorsal fin (vs. 7 1/2), 33-35 + 2 lateral line scales (vs. 31-32 +2), a large round, black blotch on the flank at the middle of the posterior caudal peduncle (vs. absent), 4-7 rows of deeply embedded scales on the breast between the pectoral-fin bases (vs. no or one row, or one additional scale in the middle between the pectoral fin-base in some individuals), the pelvic fin not overlapping the anus in individuals larger than 7 cm standard length (vs. overlapping), shorter barbels and details in the arrangement of tubercles on the head (Ref. 98824).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hamidan, N.A., M.F. Geiger and J. Freyhof, 2014. Garra jordanica, a new species from the Dead Sea basin with remarks on the relationship of G. ghorensis, G. tibanica and G. rufa (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(3):223-236. (Ref. 98824)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
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=0.00912 (0.00420 - 0.01982), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), 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 (23 of 100) .