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; maninjau: Named for the type locality, Lake Maninjau. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Lake Maninjau in central western Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94947)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 34. Differs from other species of Rasbora by the combination of the following characters: the black midlateral stripe extending from the midhumeral region with a relatively uniform width and lacking the subdorsal blotch; the prominent acutely triangular basicaudal blotch; and the oval supra-anal pigmentation. Can be further diagnosed from the three other species of the Sumatrana group in northern Sumatra (Rasbora arundinata, R. haru, and R. bindumatoga) in having 26-27 + 3-4 lateral-line scales (vs. 24-25 + 4), 13 gill rakers on the first gill arch (vs. 10-12), 34 vertebrae (vs. 32-33), a relatively narrow body with a mean of 24.1% SL (vs. 26.3-29.7%), and a relatively narrow caudal peduncle with a mean of 11.9% SL (vs. 13.9-14.9%) (Ref. 94947).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lumbantobing, D.N., 2014. Four new species of Rasbora of the Sumatrana group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3764(1):001-025. (Ref. 94947)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .