Higher classification Boraras
Scientific name Boraras merah
|Similar Boraras, Boraras brigittae, Dwarf rasbora, Boraras urophthalmoides, Microrasbora|
Boraras merah maculata et urophtalmoides
Boraras merah is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Boraras. It is between 15 and 20mm long with a red base colour to the body.
- Boraras merah maculata et urophtalmoides
- Boraras briggitae and boraras merah
- Distribution and habitat
Boraras briggitae and boraras merah
Boraras is an anagram of Rasbora (a generic term for the group that includes this species), highlighting the reversal of the ratio of abdominal and caudal vertebrae in this species. Merah is the Indonesian word for red due to its body colour.
Distribution and habitat
It is found in southern and western Borneo where it inhabits freshwater streams and rivers with a high peat content.