Laubuka ruhuna Pethiyagoda, Kottelat, Silva, Maduwage & Meegaskumbura, 2008
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Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Danioninae
Max. size:  6.84 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 15 - 84 m
Distribution:  Asia: Gin, Pol-Athu Modara, Nilwala and Bentara (Bentota) River basins in Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: lateral line complete, with 31-33+1-2 pored scales; ½6-½ 7/1/2 ½-3½ scales in transverse line on body, ½3/1/½ -1½ on caudal peduncle; body depth 2.9-3.1 times in SL; caudal peduncle length 11.8-13.5% SL; and lower jaw smooth, lacking tubercles (Ref. 75997). Description: Dorsal fin with 2 simple and 7½ -8½ branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 17- 18½ branched rays; pectoral fin with one unbranched and 11 branched rays; pelvic fin with one simple and 5 branched rays (Ref. 75997).
Biology:  Occurs in rainforest streams (Ref. 75997).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 26 July 2019 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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