New Rasbora found on Malay Peninsula


A new species of Rasbora has been discovered in Malaysia.

The fish, which has just been named Rasbora notura by Maurice Kottelat in a paper in the journal Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, has previously been confused with Rasbora bunguranensis.

R. notura has quite distinctive colouration, with a black stripe running from the start of the dorsal fin to the caudal fin base and a large diamond shaped mark on the caudal peduncle.

The type specimens, which measured up to 5.5cm/2\", were collected at the Sekayu Waterfalls in Terengganu, Malaysia.

For more details see the paper: Kottelat, M (2005) - Rasbora notura, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Malay Peninsula (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. Vol. 16. No. 3. 265-270.