Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Kalu River, Bentara River, Gin River, Polathu-Modera River, and Nilwala River in Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94541)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 28 - 29. Rasboroides pallidus differs from R. vaterifloris and R. nigromarginatus by having dorsal-fin origin 3 (vs. 1) scale-widths behind pelvic-fin origin and body depth of 34.3-37.5 % SL in males, 33.0-36.7 in females (vs. 31.1-32.8 in males and 31.0-31.7 in females of R. vaterifloris, and 28.2-33.0 in males and 26.9-29.1 in females of R. nigromarginatus). It can be differentiated from male R. rohani by having a smaller size of up to 24.6 mm SL (vs. up to 35.5 mm SL), having 1/2 6 1/2 or 1/2 7 1/2 (vs. 1/2 8 1/2) scales in transverse line on body, 20-24 (vs. 25-28) scales in lateral series on body, and 2 (vs. 1) lateral processes to the kinethmoid. Female R. pallidus differs from female R. rohani by possessing a greater eye diameter (39-40 % HL, vs. 29-34) and a greater interorbital width (33-36 % HL, vs. 25- 28) (Ref. 94541).
Found in shallow, slow-flowing, densely shaded lowland rain-forested streams with a sandy-silt
substrate (Ref. 94541).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Batuwita, S., M. de Silva and U. Edirisinghe, 2013. A review of the danionine genera Rasboroides and Horadandia (Pisces: Cyprinidae), with description of a new species from Sri Lanka. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(2):121-140. (Ref. 94541)
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
= 0.5625 [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
): 3.1 ±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 (10 of 100) .