Friday, April 8, 2016

[Ichthyology • 2016] Garra incisorbis • A New Species of Labeonine (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Pearl River Basin in Guangxi, China


Garra incisorbis
Zheng, Yang & Chen, 2016 

Garra incisorbis, new species, is described from the Pearl River drainage, Guangxi, China. It has a median notch on posterior edge of the oral sucking disc shared only with G. micropulvinus. Garra incisorbis is distinguished by having 2-4 fleshy buds on each side of the central fleshy pad, a fan-shaped central fleshy pad, prominent papillae densely set over the central pad, and 14 circumpeduncular scale rows. 



Distribution. Garra incisorbis is presently known only from the Sanchahe River, a small tributary of Zuojiang River, in Napo County, Guangxi Province, China, draining into the Pearl River (Fig. 4). 

Etymology. From the Latin incisus (notched) and orbis (circle, disk), an allusion to posterior edge of the oral sucking disc with a median notch. A noun in apposition.


Lan-Ping Zheng, Jun-Xing Yang and Xiao-Yong Chen. 2016. Garra incisorbis, A New Species of Labeonine from Pearl River Basin in Guangxi, China (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters. 26(4); 299-303



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