Rasbora argyrotaenia (Bleeker, 1849)
Silver rasbora
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Khlong basins, Malay Peninsula to Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Preserved color yellowish brown with silvery sheen, darker dorsally; scales margined by brown lines or dots. 12-13 scales between nape and dorsal. Lateral line complete reaching caudal; 9 (rarely 8) scale rows between lateral lines over middle of caudal peduncle. Origin of dorsal between tip of snout and caudal; least depth of caudal peduncle 1.9 - 2 in its length. Maxillary not reaching eye. Thin lips, upper moderately protractile; lower sometimes with external projecting knob at symphysis, fitting the notch on upper one.
Biology:  Occurs mainly in rivers and enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Feeds on algae (Ref. 12975).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.03.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.10.11
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.08.94

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