Rasbora armitagei Silva, Maduwage & Pethiyagoda, 2010
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Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  56.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 35-35. Rasbora armitagei differs from all congeners from India and Sri Lanka, except R. wilpita by having a prominent symphysial knob on the lower jaw and conspicuous maxillary lateral processes. It can be differentiated from R. wilpita by having the head depth 48-53 (vs. 54-62) % HL and body depth 23.2-24.4 (24.7-29.3) % SL (Ref. 84057).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 07 August 2019 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known only from Kalu River basin at Weralugahamulla, near Rakwana (Ref. 84057).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.04.10
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.10.17

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