Nibble Fish/Red Garra

Scientific name:  Garra rufa
Class:  Fish
,  Asia
,  Europe
Habitat:  Rivers of the Medditeranean and Middle East
Diet:  Scavenger
Size:  3 - 5 Inches
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These Active Bottom-Dwellers Live in Fast-Moving Streams

These active bottom-dwellers live in fast-moving streams where they scour rocks for food with their flat, downward facing mouths. They don’t have teeth but instead a plate-like structure in the mouth used to rasp biolfilms off of surfaces. They are also known for being used in beauty parlours to eat the dead skin from around people's cuticles.


Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated
Exp act
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