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Rasbora daniconius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Rasbora
Bleeker, 1860
Type species
Leuciscus cephalotaenia
Bleeker, 1852

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  • Parluciosoma Howes, 1980

Rasbora is a genus of small minnow-type fish in the family Cyprinidae (carps). Fish from genera such as Boraras, Microrasbora, and Trigonostigma are also commonly referred to as rasboras but are not members of the genus Rasbora. The genera Boraras and Trignonstigma were split from Rasbora. Currently, the genus Rasbora remains the largest one which can be found in Southeast Asia and Africa.

Most of the rasboras are small, up to 10 cm long. A number of species are regularly kept in aquariums.

In a 2007 analysis, Rasbora was found to not be a monophyletic assemblage; however, both Boraras and Trigonostigma were determined to be monophyletic.[1]

A full grown blackline rasbora (Rasbora borapetensis)


The 85 currently recognized species in this genus are:[2][3][4][5]

See also[edit]

  • Danios - fish closely related to the rasboras


  1. ^ Mayden, Richard L.; Tang, Kevin L.; Conway, Kevin W.; Freyhof, Jörg; Chamberlain, Sarah; Haskins, Miranda; Schneider, Leah; Sudkamp, Mitchell; Wood Robert M.; Agnew, Mary; Bufalino, Angelo; Sulaiman, Zohrah; Miya, Masaki; Saitoh, Kenji; He, Shunping (2007). "Phylogenetic relationships of Danio within the order Cypriniformes: a framework for comparative and evolutionary studies of a model species". J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.). 308B (1): 1–13. doi:10.1002/jez.b.21130. PMID 17171697.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Rasbora in FishBase. December 2013 version.
  3. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2012): Rasbora rheophila, a new species of fish from northern Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Revue suisse de Zoologie, 119 (1): 77-87.
  4. ^ a b Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2012): Rasbora cryptica, a new species of fish from Sarawak, Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 23 (1): 37-44 .
  5. ^ a b c d e Lumbantobing, D.N. (2014): Four new species of Rasbora of the Sumatrana group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 3764 (1): 1–25.
  6. ^ Kottelat, M. & Tan, H.H. (2011): Rasbora atranus, a new species of fish from central Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (3): 215-220.
  7. ^ Vasil'eva, E.D. & Vasil'ev, V.P. (2013): ДВА НОВЫХ ВИДА КАРПООБРАЗНЫХ РЫБ ИЗ ФАУНЫ ОСТРОВА ФУКУОК, СИАМСКИЙ ЗАЛИВ, ВЬЕТНАМ. Voprosy ikhtiologii, 53 (3): 269-277.