Overview

Distribution

Asia: Mindanao, Philippines.
  • Herre, A.W.C.T. 1924 Distribution of the true freshwater fishes in the Philippines. I. The Philippine Cyprinidae. Philipp. J. Sci. 24(3):249-307. (Ref. 2929)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 5
  • Brittan, M.R. 1954 A revision of the Indo-Malayan fresh-water fish genus Rasbora. Bureau of Printing, Manila. (Ref. 7498)
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Size

Max. size

6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2929))
  • Herre, A.W.C.T. 1924 Distribution of the true freshwater fishes in the Philippines. I. The Philippine Cyprinidae. Philipp. J. Sci. 24(3):249-307. (Ref. 2929)
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Diagnostic Description

Preserved color dark dorsally, fading to yellowish white on throat and belly; scales outlined by broad dark bands or rows of dots; fins colorless or with rays more or less dusky dotted. 12 scales between nape and dorsal. Origin of dorsal nearer caudal than snout. Lateral line complete reaching caudal; 9 scale rows between lateral lines over middle of caudal peduncle. Least depth of caudal peduncle 1.44-1.77 in its length. Maxillary extending to front eye margin.
  • Brittan, M.R. 1954 A revision of the Indo-Malayan fresh-water fish genus Rasbora. Bureau of Printing, Manila. (Ref. 7498)
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Type Information

Type for Rasbora punctulatus
Catalog Number: USNM 57842
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): E. Mearns
Locality: Zamboanga, P. I., Mindanao, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, Asia
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Paratype for Rasbora punctulatus
Catalog Number: USNM 61150
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Mearns
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Zamboanga, Mindanao, P.I., Mindanao, Philippines, Asia, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: public aquariums
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Mindanao rasbora

Mindanao rasbora or Rasbora philippina is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Rasbora endemic to Mindanao.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Rasbora philippina" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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