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CHEN Zi-ming, ZHAO Sheng, YANG Jun-xing. A New Species of the Genus Garra from Nujiang River Basin, Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoological Research, 2009, 30(4): 438-444. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2009.04438
Citation: CHEN Zi-ming, ZHAO Sheng, YANG Jun-xing. A New Species of the Genus Garra from Nujiang River Basin, Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoological Research, 2009, 30(4): 438-444. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2009.04438

A New Species of the Genus Garra from Nujiang River Basin, Yunnan, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2009.04438
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  • Corresponding author: YANG Jun-xing
  • Received Date: 2009-05-13
  • Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
  • Publish Date: 2009-08-22
  • A new species of the subfamily Labeoninae, Garra nujiangensis Chen and Yang, sp. nov. is recognized from a secondary branch of Nujiang River (upper Salween) in Zhenkang county, Yunnan province, China. It can be distinguished from other beardless Garra species by the following combination of characters: 12 -14 circumpeduncle scales; 48-50 lateral- line scales; a pair of rudimentary rostral barbels present in little individuals; 8 -9 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5 -6 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line and 3 -4 scales between pelvic-fin origin and lateral line; caudal peduncle relatively stouter; length between snout tip to posterior margin of eye longer than body depth at anal fin origin; head length longer than body depth at dorsal fin origin; prepelvic length 50.0%-53.7% of standard length; pre-anus length 58.9-63.9% of standard length; body width 16.7%- 19.6% of standard length; body depth at dorsal fin 19.2%-22.6% of standard length. The present study also verified that the presence of tiny barbells is a juvenile character in some beardless Garra species, such as G. nujiangensis and G. alticorpora.
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