Rasbora lacrimula

4. July 2011

Rasbora lacrimula Rasbora lacrimula Rasbora lacrimula

Rasbora lacrimula

For the first time ever we can offer this beautiful Rasbora, which has been described scientifically only in 2009. R. lacrimula is endemic in the Mahakam basin, Kalimantan Timur Province on Borneo.

Regarding coloration this new Rasbora reminds one in R. reticulata and R. vulcanus, but R. lacrimula stays much smaller. Maximum length observed is around 4 cm.

The new species is a lively, undemanding schooling fish and a perfect addition (not at least due to the unique orange fins) to any tank for Southeastern Asian fish.

For our customers: the fish have code 452803 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Rasbora – the native bengali name for Rasbora rasbora. lacimula: Latin, means “little teardrop”, referring to the drop-shape of the lateral band on the caudal peduncle.

Suggestion of a common name: Dwarf volcano rasbora

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indonesien / Indonesia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4