Rasbora septentrionalis Kottelat, 2000
photo by Vidthayanon, C.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  5.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos and Yunnan.
Diagnosis:  Lateral line complete; 1 scale row between lateral line and pelvic-fin origin; 13-14 predorsal scales; dorsal-fin origin behind insertion of last pelvic-fin ray; distance between dorsal-fin origin and middle of caudal-fin base equal to distance between middle of eye and dorsal-fin origin; dark lateral stripe from upper extremity of gill-opening to caudal-fin base, more intense posteriorly, continued on caudal fin by a small black spot at base of median rays; dorsolateral stripe present, separated from dark lateral stripe by narrow light lateral stripe; 1.5-2 scales along dorsal midline between base of last dorsal-fin ray and vertical through anal-fin origin; caudal fin light yellow in life, with a very thin posterior dark margin (Ref. 36949).
Biology:  This is one of the northernmost ranging species of Rasbora (Ref. 36949). Reaches up to at least 5.7 mm SL (Ref. 43281).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 15.02.01
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 05.03.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.10.02

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