Rasbora lateristriata (Bleeker, 1854)
Yellow rasbora
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Danionidae (), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 6.5; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia (Sumatra to Sumbawa). A single specimen found in Malum River, Tawi-Tawi, Philippines (Ref. 2929).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Preserved color dark brown dorsally, whitish to yellowish on sides and below; scales margined with minute dark spots; opercle with silvery black spot. 12 scales between nape and dorsal. Mouth strongly oblique with anterior end as high as upper margin of pupil; maxillary extends posteriorly below anterior margin of eye. Lateral line complete, reaching caudal, with 7 rows of scales between lateral lines over middle of caudal peduncle.
Biology:  Found in the basin-wide tributary of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 January 2019 (B1ab(i,iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.03.92
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 30.11.00
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.08.94

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