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  • Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus
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Scientific Name Desmopuntius rhomboocellatus  (Koumans, 1940)
Common Names Rhomb Barb
Rundbandad Barb (Sweden), Snakeskin Barb
Type Locality Canal along the highway from Oelin to Bandjermasin, about 15 kilometers from Bandjermasin, Borneo.
Etymology The specific name rhomboocellatus: Rhombo in reference to the rhomboid shape of the spots, ocellatus which originates in "oculus", eye, referring to the fact that the spots have a different coloured centre, looking like an eye.
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Size 88mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Males have more red in their body.
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Distribution Borneo
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.5 - 7.5
Temperature 23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Furniture A rather shy species that benefits from a good amount of plants to hide in.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Temminckia, Leiden v. 5, pp 189.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 20 07:42 (species record created: 2011 Oct 13 15:21)