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Boraras brigittae

21. April 2017

Dieter Vogt described in 1978 a subspecies of Rasbora urophthalma (please see the entry for Boraras urophthalmoides in our fisharchives: http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/fish-archives/boraras_urophthalmoides_formerly_rasbora_urophthalma__en/) from Borneo. He named the fish Rasbora urophthalma brigittae, a dedication name in honour for his wife Brigitte. The German name is „mosquito rasbora“. This is not because the fish are as tiny as mosquitos or as red as moskitos after having a dinner, but due to the fact that there were so many mosquitos at the collecting site that fishing became a real pain.Today the mosquito rasbora is regarded as a full species in Boraras and thus the correct name is Boraras brigittae.

For our customers: B. brigittae has code 451102 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply to the wholesale market.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer