Laubuka caeruleostigmata Smith, 1931
Leaping barb
Laubuka caeruleostigmata
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Danioninae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 12
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins.
Diagnosis:  Body depth 2.1-2.9 times in SL (deeper in larger specimens); series of 4-5 short faint bars on anterior half of body; 19-23 branched anal rays (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Occur at the surface of large rivers and flooded forests. Seems to move back into large rivers in March or April at the very end of the flood cycle. Diet consists mostly of exogenous insects caught at the surface. Probably used to make prahoc. Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 25 February 2011 (A2ac) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 30.07.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.08.14
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 08.02.94

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