name = "Rasbora"

image_width = 250px
image_caption = Harlequin rasbora, "Trigonostigma heteromorpha"
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Cypriniformes
familia = Cyprinidae
genus = "Boraras", "Rasbora", "Trigonostigma"
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.

A rasbora is member of a group of small minnow-type fish in the family Cyprinidae (carps). Fish from genera such as "Boraras", "Microrasbora", "Rasbora" and "Trigonostigma" are commonly referred to as rasboras. The genus "Microrasbora" may be more closely related to danios than other genera in this group while the genera "Boraras" and "Trignonstigma" were split from "Rasbora". Currently the genus "Rasbora" remains the largest one, containing around 70 species, 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; the most common of these is the harlequin rasbora ("Trigonostigma heteromorpha").

In a 2007 analysis, "Rasbora" was found to not be a monophyletic assemblage; however, both "Boraras" and "Trigonostigma" were determined to be monophyletic. [cite journal|last=Mayden|first=Richard L.|coauthors=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|year=2007|title=Phylogenetic relationships of "Danio" within the order Cypriniformes: a framework for comparative and evolutionary studies of a model species|journal=J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.)|volume=308B|pages=1–13]

pecies, listed in order of scientific name within genus

For "Microrasbora", see Danionin.


* "Boraras brigittae" - Mosquito rasbora
* "Boraras maculatus" - Dwarf rasbora
* "Boraras merah"
* "Boraras micros"
* "Boraras urophthalmoides" - Exclamation point rasbora


* "Rasbora borapetensis" - Blackline rasbora or red-tailed rasbora
* "Rasbora caverii"
* "Rasbora daniconius"
* "Rasbora dies"
* "Rasbora dorsiocellata"
* "Rasbora einthovenii" - Brilliant or Long-band rasbora
* "Rasbora elegans" - Elegant rasbora
* "Rasbora notura"
* "Rasbora pauciperforata" - Red lined rasbora
* "Rasbora paviei"
* "Rasbora rasbora" - Silver coloured with yellow - black marks on the caudal fin. This rasbora is native to India
* "Rasbora trilineata" - Scissor-tail rasbora
* "Rasbora vaterifloris"
* "Rasbora wilpita"


* "Trigonostigma espei" - Lambchop rasbora
* "Trigonostigma hengeli" - Glowlight rasbora
* "Trigonostigma heteromorpha" - Harlequin rasbora
* "Trigonostigma somphongsi"

ee also

* "Danios" - closely related fish to the rasboras



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