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: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 12. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Meklong basins; also northern Malay Peninsula.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
soft rays: 8. Has an incomplete lateral line, reaching at most to anal-fin origin; a dark brown mid-lateral stripe from gill opening to somewhat in front of caudal-fin base, not widening posteriorly (Ref. 27732) and above it a second, pale stripe (Ref. 43281). No black pigment on fins (Ref. 12693).
Occurs in swamps (Ref. 57235), ponds, streams and drains (Ref. 13061), usually in slow flowing, often somewhat turbid water (Ref. 27732). Found from midwater level to surface in nearly all ponds, ditches, canals and reservoir margins of 2 m depth or less (Ref. 12693). Inhabits medium to large rivers, flooded fields and brooks of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). Feeds on zooplankton, insects (Ref. 12693), worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Very popular aquarium fish (Ref. 57235).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00575 (0.00265 - 0.01251), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .