Rasbora aurotaenia Tirant, 1885
Pale rasbora
Rasbora aurotaenia
photo by Baird, I.G.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins (Ref. 12693). Reported from Maeklong River (Ref. 26336).
Diagnosis:  Depth 3.1-4.2 times in SL; lateral line complete; pale in color with distinctive neon green stripe running above dark mid-lateral streak when alive (Ref. 12693). Dorsal fin origin closer to caudal fin base than eye; caudal fin bright yellow in life, with black posterior margin (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occur near the surface of ponds, canals and streams. Often found in turbid waters. Probably feed mostly on exogenous insects and also on some algae. Spawning sites are found in rivers and ponds (Ref. 33813). Mature adults probably breed during the rainy season. Occasionally sold fresh. Probably used to make prahoc (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 January 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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