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: Ahl.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Indochina (Ref. 12693, 30857), Malaysia and Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 28 - 30. Brightly colored; body depth 4.2-4.6 times in SL; lateral line complete; 1 or 2 scale rows between lateral line and mid-ventral scale rows in front of pelvic fin (Ref. 12693).
Occur in streams, canals and ditches in lowland floodplains. Usually found right at the water surface and is easily recognized by the broad black margin on the bright yellow caudal fin. Feed on exogenous insects (Ref. 12693). Spawning sites are found in rivers and ponds (Ref. 33813). Mature adults probably breed during the rainy season. Occasionally seen in fish markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari and S. Wirjoatmodjo, 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. 221 p. (Ref. 7050)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
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 (0.00189 - 0.01159), 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
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 525 [262, 1,150] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.01 [0.49, 2.03] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.2 [15.8, 20.2] % ; Omega3 = 0.287 [0.147, 0.581] g/100g ; Selenium = 53.1 [20.8, 112.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 193 [61, 525] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.8 [1.7, 4.4] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.