Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19. Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 1672)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)
Body with blue stripes posteriorly (Ref. 12693).
Asia: India and Nepal to Indochina.
Inhabits hill streams up to an elevation of 300 m (Ref. 4832). Found in shaded, mid-hill clear waters with pebble or gravel substrates (Ref. 11966). Occurs in schools at the surface in small high-gradient upland streams (Ref. 12693). Feeds mainly on exogenous insects (Ref. 12693) and also on worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Not seen in markets, but popular in aquarium trade (Ref. 12693, 44325). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
Kullander, F.F., 2001. Phylogeny and species diversity of the South and Southeast Asian cyprinid genus Danio Hamilton (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Ph.D. Thesis-Stockholm University, Department of Zoology. p. 1-26. Sweden, Stockholm University. Department of Zoology.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (-0.15112 - 0.16346), b=3.05 (2.96 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=300-1,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .