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; bindumatoga: Derived from the term ‘Bindu Matoga’ in the two native languages of northern Sumatra, Mandailing and Toba, which are widely spoken throughout the distribution range of the species. ‘Bindu Matoga’ is commonly used as the name of a unique traditional ornament that has a rectangle outline. The specific name refers to the rectangular shape of the black subdorsal blotch of the species. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Aek Sibundung, Batang Toru, and Batang Gadis Rivers (Sumatra) and a tributary draining to Lake Toba in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94947)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Diagnosed from other species of Rasbora by the following combination of characters: supra-anal pigmentation absent; the black midlateral stripe is only represented by a rectangular subdorsal blotch without a midhumeral diffuse patch and the posterior-portion stripe; and the basicaudal blotch appearing somewhat oval and lacking the basicaudal triangular patch (Ref. 94947).
Inhabits mountain streams and moderate-flowing turbid rivers with gravel bottom. Sympatric with Rasbora api (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=0.00741 (0.00265 - 0.02074), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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 (17 of 100) .