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. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: eastern Myanmar, northern Thailand and the Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
soft rays: 8. Complete lateral line; 7 scales between lateral lines over the dorsum, on caudal peduncle; dorsal-hypural distance, when carried forward, falling on nostril; origin of dorsal fin behind posterior margin of pelvic fin base; color pattern consisting of a dark lateral stripe from opercle to caudal base, ending in a precaudal spot. This kind of color pattern is shared with R. sumatrana only, from which R. hobelmani differs by the lateral stripe being wider on the body between opercle and vertical of dorsal fin than on the caudal peduncle (versus of regular width) and somewhat diffuse (versus black), a paraxial stripe being distinct (versus under lateral stripe).
Found from midwater to surface in pools of small upland streams (Ref. 12693). Feed on insects (Ref. 33813). Spawning sites are found in rivers and ponds (Ref. 33813). Mature adults probably breed during the rainy season. Not seen in markets. May possibly seen be used in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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=0.00537 (0.00245 - 0.01178), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 (14 of 100) .