Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Rasborinae
Etymology: Rasbora: Rasbora, an Indian word for a fish, also used in Malay peninsula. More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 10. Tropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Khlong basins, Malay Peninsula to Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6398)
soft rays: 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.
Occurs mainly in rivers and enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Feeds on algae (Ref. 12975).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Doi, A., 1997. A review of taxonomic studies of cypriniform fishes in Southeast Asia. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):1-33. (Ref. 26580)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00468 (0.00191 - 0.01148), b=3.08 (2.86 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 553 [267, 1,275] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.21 [0.56, 2.51] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [15.2, 19.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.254 [0.124, 0.533] g/100g ; Selenium = 47.6 [15.7, 107.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 147 [42, 466] μg/100g ; Zinc = 3.62 [2.12, 5.82] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.