Rasbora caudimaculata Volz, 1903
Greater scissortail
Rasbora caudimaculata
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Danionidae (), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Malaysia, Indonesia and the lower Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:  Has 11-12 predorsal scale rows; scale margins highlighted by reticulated melanin pattern; caudal fin red with black tips of caudal lobes (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Inhabits forest creeks, usually over sandy substrate (Ref. 56749). Occurs near the surface of streams. Not a common species, with apparently localized populations. Feeds mainly on exogenous insects. Rarely seen in markets, but common in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 January 2012 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 31.05.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.02.08
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.08.94

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