Overview

Distribution

Asia: Mindanao, Philippines.
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Philippines.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 5
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Size

Max. size

6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (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.
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Type Information

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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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, Pacific
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: public aquariums
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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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