Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danio: Vernacular name fron India and Sri Lanka .
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19. Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832); common length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)
soft rays: 12 - 13. Incomplete lateral line, without infraorbital process; with 6-7 branched dorsal fin rays and 13-14 branched anal fin rays. Two pairs of long barbels. Rostral barbels reaching to or slightly anterior to vertical through the middle of the orbit; maxillary barbels exceed the origin of pectoral fin. Vertical scale rows 30-31, predorsal scale rows 16. Pharyngeal teeth in three rows, 5, 4, 2; 2, 4, 5 (Ref. 37787). Body pink with two light yellow-white (iridescent in life) stripes from below dorsal origin to caudal base (Ref. 43281).
Asia: Myanmar to Laos and the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (Ref. 7050). Reported from Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong, Mae Khlong drainages (Ref. 37788). Records from Sri Lanka and India are incorrect (Ref. 4832).
Lives in hill streams (Ref. 4832). Found in running waters of lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Occurs at the surface of small, clear streams (Ref. 12693). Feeds on exogenous insects and some zooplankton (Ref. 12693). Not seen in fish markets, but popular in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
Fang, F. and M. Kottelat, 1999. Danio species from northern Laos, with descriptions of three new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(3):281-295.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: highly commercial
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
): 3.0 ±0.35 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity. Fec = 600.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .