Rasbora caverii (Jerdon, 1849)
Cauvery rasbora
Rasbora caverii
photo by Jayasinghe, A.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: India and Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Dorsal-hypural distance, when carried forward, falls behind posterior border of eye (Ref. 41236).
Biology:  Found in small lowland forest streams and pools, large rivers and some estuarine waters. (Ref. 6028). Also found in mountain streams (Ref. 41236). Occurs sympatrically with R. daniconius (Ref. 6028).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.12.02
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.09.96

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