Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Trigonostigma: Greek, tres, tria = three + Greek, gonias= angle, corner + Greek stigma = signal.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 7.0; dH range: 5 - 12. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13061)
Color pattern reddish, pinkish or orange body with a conspicuous black stripe from below dorsal-fin origin to middle of caudal-fin base and usually broadened anteriorly so as to have a triangular or hatched shape. Incomplete lateral line reduced to 6-9 pores. No barbels. Branched anal rays, 5 (Ref. 38434).
Asia: Thailand (Narathiwat southwards) to Sumatra, Indonesia.
Inhabits forest streams (Ref. 13061). Found in primary peat swamps in larger than 100 fish (Ref. 57235). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). Eggs spawned at the underside of broad leaves and similar structures (Ref. 38434). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539). Previously known as "Rasbora" but revised as separated genus by Kottelat & Witte (1999) (Ref. 57235).
Kottelat, M. and K.E. Witte, 1999. Two new species of Microrasbora from Thailand and Myanmar, with two new generic names for small Southeast Asian cyprinid fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 4(1):49-56.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: highly commercial
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00918 (-0.15001 - 0.16837), b=3.08 (2.99 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .