Rasboroides rohani Batuwita, de Silva & Edirisinghe, 2013
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Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Rasborinae
Max. size:  3.55 cm SL (male/unsexed); 3.08 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Walawe River basin in Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 29-29. Rasboroides rohani can be diagnosed from other congeners, R. vaterifloris and R. nigromarginatus, by having the dorsal-fin origin 3 (vs. 1) scale-widths behind pelvic-fin origin; and body depth 35.6-40.0 % SL in males, 33.3-36.8 % SL in females (vs. 31.1-32.8 in males and 31.0-31.7 in female R. vaterifloris, 28.2-33.0 in male and 26.9-29.1 in female R. nigromarginatus). It can be distinguished from R. pallidus by its greater size (up to 35.5 mm SL, vs. 24.6) and having 1/2 8 1/2 (vs. 1/2 6 1/2 or 1/2 7 1/2) scales on body in transverse line, 25-28 (vs. 20-24) scales in lateral series, 1 (vs. 2) lateral process on the kinethmoid and the pharyngeal-teeth formula of 5,4,2-2,4,5 (vs. 5,4,3-3,4,5). In addition, females of R. rohani can be separated from females of R. pallidus by having a lesser eye diameter (29-34 % HL, vs. 39-40) and a lesser interorbital width (25-28 % HL, vs. 33- 36) (Ref. 94541).
Biology:  Occurs in shallow, slow-flowing, shady streams with sandy-silt substrate and dense leaf litter in submontane forest. Sympatric with other fishes: Pethia nigrofasciata, Puntius titteya, Belontia signata and Rasbora microcephala (Ref. 94541).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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