Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
() > Danioninae
Etymology: Microrasbora: Greek,mikros = small + Rasbora, a word used in India and Malay Peninsula; microphthalma: Derived from the Greek micro (small), ophthalm from opthalmos (eyes), in reference to its relative smaller eyes when compared to its congeners. More on authors: Jiang, Chen & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.8 - ?; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 75599). Tropical; 20°C - ?
Asia: Nanwan River in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75599)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 30. Can be diagnosed from all its congeners by the following characters: pre-dorsal scales 15-16; predorsal length 60.68% of SL; preanal length 65-71% of SL; eye diameter 27-38% of HL and 70-93% of inter-orbital width; and dorsal fin origin posterior to pelvic fin insertion (Ref. 75599).
Occurs in small hill stream with sandy bottom and numerous cobblestones. Food items found in the intestines include zooplankton and phytoplankton (Ref. 75599).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jiang, Y.-E., X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Yang, 2008. Microrasbora Annandale, a new genus record in China, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fishes online DOI 10.1007/s10641-008-9336-8. (Ref. 75599)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00175 - 0.01195), 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
): 3.0 ±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 (10 of 100) .