|Scientific Name:||Rasbora borapetensis|
|Species Authority:||Smith, 1934|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Allen, D. & Smith, K.|
The species is common in all suitable habitats in its wide range. It is not thought to be significantly declining and it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is very widely distributed in mainland southeastern Asia, from the lower Mekong basin to the Mae Khlong basin in Thailand and the Malay Peninsula to Singapore. It has been recorded from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Peninsular Malaysia and China (presence unconfirmed and origin uncertain). Its distribution extends to the Philippines and Sunda Islands including parts of Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore (introduced).|
Native:Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand; Viet Nam
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|Population:||This species is common in all suitable habitats in its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This species inhabits marshlands and shallow standing water bodies (including ponds, ditches, canals and reservoir margins) (Rainboth 1996). It moves into rivers during times of flood to use them as passage ways.
|Use and Trade:||This is a popular aquarium fish, exported in large numbers from Thailand, the main source. Wild caught fish are increasingly rare in the trade as it is being produced commercially in several countries.|
|Major Threat(s):||Pollution and wetland degradation are main threats, but any decline is not significant.|
|Conservation Actions:||None required.|
|Citation:||Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Rasbora borapetensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 September 2014.|
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