Rasbora tornieri Ahl, 1922
Yellowtail rasbora
Rasbora tornieri
photo by FAO

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Indochina (Ref. 12693, 30857), Malaysia and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 28-30. Brightly colored; body depth 4.2-4.6 times in SL; lateral line complete; 1 or 2 scale rows between lateral line and mid-ventral scale rows in front of pelvic fin (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Occur in streams, canals and ditches in lowland floodplains. Usually found right at the water surface and is easily recognized by the broad black margin on the bright yellow caudal fin. Feed on exogenous insects (Ref. 12693). Spawning sites are found in rivers and ponds (Ref. 33813). Mature adults probably breed during the rainy season. Occasionally seen in fish markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 January 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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