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Rasboroides vaterifloris  (Deraniyagala, 1930)

Pearly rasbora
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 8.   Tropical; 25°C - 29°C (Ref. 2060); 7°N - 6°N

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Asia: found only in the middle catchment area of Kalu to Nilwala basins, Sri Lanka.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6028)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow, cool, clear, quiet, heavily shaded forest streams, usually with a silty substrate and often in areas with a large amount of leaf debris in the water. Feeds on terrestrial insects (Diptera and Coleoptera, see Ref. 6469) and detritus. Males slimmer and brightly colored than females.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

A prolific breeder. The courtship ritual is frenetic; several batches of about 20 eggs are spawned among submerged marginal vegetation during the course of about 30 minutes. The eggs sink, and hatch in about 36 hours. The free-swimming fry are very delicate and sensitive to water conditions.

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Pethiyagoda, R., 1991. Freshwater fishes of Sri Lanka. The Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 362 p. (Ref. 6028)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00324 - 0.01618), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .