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  Rasbora borapetensis
  Family Name : Cyprinidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Red-Tailed Rasbora

 
Red-Tailed Rasbora
  • Description
    • Size :
      6 cm
      Description :
      Silvery and slim body with a black stripe that spans along the length of the fish, starting from behind the gills to base of caudal fin. A golden stripe spans directly above, parallel to the black stripe. Anterior part of tail fin red.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Consumes small invertebrates and organic matter, and can usually be found in the middle of water column. Highly adaptable and hardy in a wide range of habitats.
      Habitats :
      Freshwater
      Distribution :
      Can be found multiple reservoirs in Singapore. Worldwide, it is native to Indochina, Thailand and Northern Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra, and an introduced species in the Philippines.  
      Parks & Gardens :
      Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Exotic / Introduced
      IUCN Red List :
      Least Concern
  • References
    • Ho, J.K.I., Ramchunder, S.J., Theng, M., Memory, A., Li, T., Clews, E., Cai, Y.X., Tan, H.H and Yeo, D.C.J.. 2016. A Guide to the Freshwater Faun of Nee Soon Swamp Forest. Singapore: Lee kong Chian Natural History Museum & Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore. 139pp 

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