Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Rasborinae
Etymology: exilis: Name from the Latin adjective exilis, meaning meager, in reference to the distinctively more slender body compared with the other congeners..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sebangau and Kahayan basins in central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95539)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 30 - 32. Brevibora exilis differs from B. cheeya and B. dorsiocellata by having the following diagnostic characters: 10 scales around caudal peduncle (vs. 12); anterior outline of the dorsal-fin blotch ranging from 2nd branched ray to first four or five branched rays with transparent inter-radial membrane between 1st and 2nd unbranched rays (vs. blotch reaching from 1st unbranched ray and inter-radial membrane between 1st and 2nd unbranched rays not hyaline); and shallow body depth (19.3-24.7% SL vs. 24.4-26.7 in B. cheeya; 25.8-28.4 in B. dorsiocellata). It can be further diagnosed from B. cheeya by having incomplete lateral line with 6-10 perforated scales (vs. 25-30), shorter head length (23.7-26.7% SL vs. 28.5-30.0), shallower caudal peduncle depth (10.4-11.9% SL vs. 11.7-13.0), shorter prepectoral length (25.9-27.3% SL vs. 29.6-29.3) and shorter dorsal fin length (22.0-24.6 % SL vs. 26.2-29.3). It can be further separated from B. dorsiocellata by the possession of 28-31 scales along the lateral line row (vs. 25-27) (Ref. 95539).
Found in black water habitats of Sebangau and Kahayan basins. Occurs syntopically with Brevibora cheeya in the Rungan system, a major branch of the Kahayan basin (Ref. 95539).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Liao, T.-Y. and H.-H. Tan, 2014. Brevibora exilis, a new rasborin fish from Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(3):209-215. (Ref. 95539)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).