Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Rasborinae
Etymology: Rasbora: Rasbora, an Indian word for a fish, also used in Malay peninsula; nodulosa: The specific name, nodulosa, from the Latin referring to the shape of tubercles on this species suggesting nodules.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Seumayam, Tangan-tangan, and two unnamed short coastal rivers in northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85846)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Can be diagnosed from all members of the Rasbora trifasciata-group by having male cephalic tubercles nodular with blunt tips and the base lower than the skin surface in a narrow pit. Other combination of characters useful to further distinguished from the other members of this group in northwestern Sumatra include the following: cranial superficial neuromasts having basal plates confluent with the skin surface with no peripheral structure surrounding them; first
infraorbital (lachrymal) with a posterodorsal process and a concave dorsal margin; lachrymal region peripherally pigmented with an unpigmented central area; the dorsomedial branch of the supraorbital canal extending toward the posterior margin of the frontal; an axial streak extending anteriorly and terminating between the verticals through the dorsal-fin origin and the
pelvic-fin insertion; the presence of cephalic tubercles only in males; a transverse scale count anterior to the dorsal-fin origin and pelvic-fin insertion of K4/1/2K; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; unpigmented opercular flap; a basal reticulation pattern comprising of networks of well-developed parenthesis-shaped bars on the midlateral surface of the body; a maximum vertical coverage of the basal reticulation by three and a half longitudinal scale rows; and pelvic-fin rays i,8 (Ref. 85846).
Occurs sympatrically with Rasbora cf. sumatrana in the Seumayam River (Ref. 85846).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lumbantobing, D.N., 2010. Four new species of the Rasbora trifasciata-group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Copeia 2010(4):644-670. (Ref. 85846)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00851 (0.00376 - 0.01926), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), 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 (12 of 100) .