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: rohani: Named for Rohan Pethiyagoda, founder of the Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka (WHT), for his special commitment to the ichthyofauna of Sri Lanka and India; and for continuing support of biodiversity research and conservation in Sri Lanka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Walawe River basin in Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94541); 3.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 29. Rasboroides rohani can be diagnosed from other congeners, R. vaterifloris and R. nigromarginatus, by having the dorsal-fin origin 3 (vs. 1) scale-widths behind pelvic-fin origin; and body depth 35.6-40.0 % SL in males, 33.3-36.8 % SL in females (vs. 31.1-32.8 in males and 31.0-31.7 in female R. vaterifloris, 28.2-33.0 in male and 26.9-29.1 in female R. nigromarginatus). It can be distinguished from R. pallidus by its greater size (up to 35.5 mm SL, vs. 24.6) and having 1/2 8 1/2 (vs. 1/2 6 1/2 or 1/2 7 1/2) scales on body in transverse line, 25-28 (vs. 20-24) scales in lateral series, 1 (vs. 2) lateral process on the kinethmoid and the pharyngeal-teeth formula of 5,4,2-2,4,5 (vs. 5,4,3-3,4,5). In addition, females of R. rohani can be separated from females of R. pallidus by having a lesser eye diameter (29-34 % HL, vs. 39-40) and a lesser interorbital width (25-28 % HL, vs. 33- 36) (Ref. 94541).
Occurs in shallow, slow-flowing, shady streams with sandy-silt substrate and dense leaf litter in
submontane forest. Sympatric with other fishes: Pethia nigrofasciata, Puntius titteya, Belontia signata and Rasbora microcephala (Ref. 94541).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Batuwita, S., M. de Silva and U. Edirisinghe, 2013. A review of the danionine genera Rasboroides and Horadandia (Pisces: Cyprinidae), with description of a new species from Sri Lanka. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(2):121-140. (Ref. 94541)
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
= 0.5625 [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
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .