Morphology Data of Danio dangila
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S.O., 2015
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Danio dangila can be distinguished from all congeners except D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, and D. sysphigmatus by produced first ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, large cleithral spot, and pattern of dark rings enclosing light interspaces on the side. It differs from those species by having vertically extended cleithral spot (vs. round in all other species), absence of complete anterior interstripe Ia (vs. present in D. assamila and D. concatenatus), round rings in series along side, width of dark perimeter of about same width as diameter of light centre (vs. elongate in D. assamila and D. sysphigmatus, with narrower perimeter in D. sysphigmatus), ring pattern usually extending onto caudal peduncle (present on part of caudal peduncle in D. catenatus and D. concatenatus, absent in D. assamila and D. sysphigmatus), and 32-34 lateral line scales (vs. 35-38 in D. sysphigmatus) (Ref. 101154).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Danio dangila

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 32 - 34
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 34 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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