Morphology Data of Rasbora arundinata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lumbantobing, D.N., 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rasbora arundinata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 26
Pored lateral line scales 24 - 26
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 11 - 12
total 33 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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