Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Rasbora: Rasbora, an Indian word for a fish, also used in Malay peninsula.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: northwestern Borneo ( Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13217)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 29 - 31. Distinguished from all other Rasbora species by its distinctive markings and coloration. It differs from its closest congener, Rasbora kalochroma in having a vertically oval dark blotch (versus absence of such a blotch) at the caudal base and lacking (vs. having) a well-defined blackish band across the middle of the caudal fin (Re. 13217).
Occurs in lowland streams and swamps, with tannin-stained, brownish to black, acidic freshwater of pH 4.1- 6.1.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lim, K.K.P., 1995. Rasbora kottelati, a new species of cyprinid fish from north-western Borneo. Raffles Bull. Zool. 43(1):65-74. (Ref. 13217)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00264 - 0.02084), b=3.04 (2.80 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .