Danionella dracula  Britz, Conway & Rüber, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danionella: Vernacular name fron India and Sri Lanka; diminutive;  dracula: Named in reference to the long tooth-like fangs in the jaws in males. This is inspired by Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's novel. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81221)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 36 - 37. Differs from its congeners, Danionella translucida and Danionella mirifica, in having the following characters: a single bone in the upper jaw (versus two); a single row of 6-13 odontoid processes in males on the dorsal surface of the dentary and on the ventral surface of the upper jaw, the anteriormost processes of which are large and canine-like (versus absence of processes); absence of maxillary-mandibular cartilage (versus presence); the possession of 7C8, 8C7 or 8C8 principal caudal fin rays (versus 9C9), dorsal procurrent rays 3-4 (versus 5-6) and ventral procurrent rays 2-3 (versus 4-6) (Ref. 81221).

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Asia: stream near Sha Du Zup in northern Myanmar.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits small stream (Ref. 81221).

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Britz, R., K.W. Conway and L. Rüber, 2009. Spectacular morphological novelty in a miniature cyprinid fish, Danionella dracula n. sp. Proc. Royal Soc. 276:2179-2186. (Ref. 81221)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00167 - 0.00864), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  0.0   ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .