Rasbosoma spilocerca (Rainboth & Kottelat, 1987)
Dwarf scissortail rasbora
Rasbosoma spilocerca
photo by Lambinon, J.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  2.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin.
Diagnosis:  Has dark spot on dorsal fin; black spots on caudal fin not outlined with white; dark spot at caudal-fin base (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Occurs near the surface in shallow marshes, swamps and inundated fields (Ref. 12693). Inhabits swamps with clear water (Ref. 43281). Usually found in shallow layers of open water above beds of fine-leaved aquatic macrophytes and submerged grasses (Ref. 12693). Feeds on zooplankton and some insects. Probably too small to be marketed. Rarely seen in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 March 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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