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Danionella mirifica  Britz, 2003

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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;  mirifica: Named from the Latin adjective mirificus, meaning wonderful, marvellous, alluding to the highly unusual sexual dimorphism of the Weberian apparatus of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51749)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 36 - 37. Distinguished from its only congener Danionella translucida in having a more elongate body (body depth 12.2-14.8% SL vs. 18.5-24.4% SL); 36-37 vertebrae (vs. 32-33), 17-20 anal-fin rays (vs. 12-14), a single ventromedian row of large melanophores between pelvic fins and tips of cleithra (vs. paired ventral paramedian rows of smaller melanophores between pelvics and tips of cleithra) and in lacking scattered small melanophores on ventrolateral sides of abdomen (vs. presence of these melanophores) (Ref. 51749).

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Asia: Myanmar.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Britz, R., 2003. Danionella mirifica, a new species of miniature fish from the upper Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(3):217-222. (Ref. 51749)

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):  3.0   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.