Taxon profile


Doctor Fish
Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Cypriniformes »  family Cyprinidae - minnows and carps »  genus Garra - garras

Scientific synonyms

Garra rufus Heckel, 1843
Discognathus rufus Heckel, 1843
Discognathus crenulatus Heckel, 1846-49
Garra rufa crenulata Heckel, 1844
Garra rufa gymnothorax Berg, 1949

Other names

= Doctorfishen
= Kangal Fish
= Nibble Fish
= PhysioFish®
= Reddish Log Sucker

Least Concern LC


Taxon in country check-lists*

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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Garra rufa obtusa (Heckel, 1843)

Garra rufa obtusa

subspecies Garra rufa rufa (Heckel, 1843)
subspecies Garra rufa turcica Karaman M. S., 1971
subspecies Garra rufa wadiqana Khalaf, 2013 - Palestine Doctor Fish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [26483]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2002): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 3. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – máloústí (Gonorynchiformes), máloostní (Cypriniformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 120 pp. [as Garra rufa (Heckel, 1843)]
Data retrieved on: 9 June 2013

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