A new species of the genus Garra (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Oman

Friedhelm Krupp and Kevin Budd

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 117-120, Volume 15, Issue 2 – 15 April 2009


Garra smarti n. sp. a new species of the cyprinid fish genus Garra Hamilton, 1822 is described from Wadi Hasik, Dhofar Province, Oman, based on 11 specimens of 24.8 to 49.5 mm standard length. It differs from all other Arabian Garra by the following combination of characters: acutely pointed snout tip; anus immediately in front of anal-fin origin; 3 unbranched and 7 branched dorsal-fin rays; 34 or 35 pored scales in the lateral line, 14-16 circumpedunclar scale rows; 13-15 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; mental disc small, usually longer than wide.

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