Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: tenella: Name from Latin adjective in diminutive form, tenellus, meaning delicate, referring to the small size and the soft, delicate consistency.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Bangladesh and Myanmar
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118870)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 22;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners except L. insularis, L. lankensis, L. ruhuna, and L. varuna by its colour pattern, including a dark stripe along the middle of the posterior third of the side or slightly shorter, anteriorly replaced by 6–11 short vertical bars (vs. presence of a dark stripe along the side but no bars in L. fasciata, L. parafasciata, and L. trevori; plain sides or presence of a very narrow posterior stripe in L. khujairokensis, L. latens, and L. laubuca; indistinct vertical bars anteriorly on the side, followed by a dark stripe ending in a triangular spot on the caudal-fin base in L. siamensis; a few dark bars present anteriorly on the side but lateral band absent in L. caeruleostigmata); distinguished from L. fasciata, L. latens and L. trevori also by more dorsal-fin rays (ii.8½ vs. ii.7½) and from L. siamensis by the absence of a dark spot on the caudal-fin base; distinguished from L. insularis by fewer scales in the lateral line (29–32 vs. 34–36), shorter pelvic fin (not reaching to vent, vs. reaching to bases of anal-fin rays 3–8); from L. lankensis by fewer scales in the lateral line (29–32 vs. 34–37); from L. ruhuna and L. varuna by the presence of an entire, narrow lateral band on the posterior third of the body, vs. a series of blotches along the side which may form a broad band extending anteriorly to about the middle of the side (Ref. 118870).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, So.O., Md.M. Tahman, M. Norén and A.R. Mollah, 2018. Laubuka tenella, a new species of cyprinid fish from southeastern Bangladesh and southwestern Myanmar (Teleostei, Cyprinidae, Danioninae). ZooKeys 742:105-126. (Ref. 118870)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00176 - 0.01185), b=3.15 (2.92 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 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) .