It is endemic to South Africa, and threatened by habitat destruction and the impact of invasive species.
The Plump redfin minnow is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
Plump Redfin Minnow, Smallscale Redfin Common Names in Mandarin Chinese: 糙擬魮 Description - Family Cyprinidae Distribution: North America (northern Canada to southern Mexico), More
Plump redfin minnow, Smallscale redfin Zones subtropicales bathydémersal Eau douce Eau saumâtre Eau de mer Pêcherie Appâts Aquariophilie More
Kleinskub-rooivlerkie in Afrikaans
Parmička drsná in Czech (česky)
Plump redfin minnow in English
Pseudobarbus asper in Catalan (Català)
Smallscale redfin in English
糙拟魮 in Mandarin Chinese
糙擬魮 in Mandarin Chinese