Rasboroides vaterifloris (Deraniyagala, 1930)
Pearly rasbora
Rasboroides vaterifloris
photo by Terceira, A.C.

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Danioninae
 Max. size:  4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 6; dH range: 5 - 8
 Distribution:  Asia: found only in the middle catchment area of Kalu to Nilwala basins, Sri Lanka.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  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.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 31.07.92
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.03.10
 Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 17.03.94

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