Rasbora vulcanus, new species, is described from Painan, West Sumatra. It is allied to R. reticulata, but differs in having a more slender build and a fiery-red live coloration. Syntype material of R. reticulata is examined and a lectotype is designated.
K eywords: Rasbora reticulata, R. vulcanus, Taxonomy, Sumatra, Biodiversity.
Tan, H. H. 1999. Rasbora vulcanus, A New Species of cyprinid Fish from central Sumatra. J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 4(2): 111-116.