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; arundinata: The specific name, arundinata, an adjective from the Latin ‘arundo’, meaning reed, refers to the shape of the black midlateral stripe of the species appearing like a reed leaf.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Tripa Jaya, Kluet, and Alas rivers that flow into the Indian Ocean in the southern part of northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94947)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Can be diagnosed from other species of Rasbora in having a unique black midlateral stripe overall forming a reed-leaf-like profile, consisting of the following: a subdorsal blotch that starts tapering anteriorly from the vertical through the dorsal-fin origin where its dorsal margin appears to be slightly crested, and the tapering extends further anteriorly reaching mid-humeral region via a long pointed anterior tip; a midhumeral diffuse patch in which melanophores concentrate right below the subdorsal blotch and extends anteriorly in a somewhat diffuse fashion to reach the midhumeral region; and a posterior-portion stripe that terminates posteriorly at the area immediately dorsal to the anterior apex of the triangular basicaudal blotch (Ref. 94947).
Found in various types of habitats such as gravel-bottomed mountain streams, moderate-flowing turbid rivers, and muddy backwater pools. Occurs sympatrically with Rasbora api, R. kluetensis (only in the Kluet River), R. jacobsoni, and R. truncata (only in the Alas River) (Ref. 94947).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lumbantobing, D.N., 2014. Four new species of Rasbora of the Sumatrana group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 3764(1):001-025. (Ref. 94947)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00724 (0.00330 - 0.01589), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .