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: Rasbora: Rasbora, an Indian word for a fish, also used in Malay peninsula.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: ? - 7.0; dH range: 12 - ?; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028)
soft rays: 7. Black stripe from eye to caudal fin; nearly complete lateral line, with only last few scales lacking pores (Ref. 12693).
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Salween basins, northern Malay Peninsula, westwards to the Indus and Sri Lanka.
Occurs in a variety of habitats (Ref. 27732): ditches, ponds, canals, haors, streams, rivers and inundated fields (Ref. 1479). Inhabits mainly sandy streams and rivers (Ref. 6028). Found in medium to large rivers and brooks of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). In the Mekong basin, this species is usually associated with large, slow flowing rivers, usually with turbid waters (Ref. 43281). Sometimes forms large schools. Feeds mainly on aquatic insects and detritus. A surface feeder (Ref. 1479). Spawning sites are found in rivers and ponds (Ref. 33813). Mature adults probably breed during the rainy season. Hardy and adaptable in the aquarium.
Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00458 - 0.01378), b=3.06 (2.90 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (K=1.10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .