Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Devario: Bangla/Bengali:‘debari’, local name for these fishes; also meaning ‘brother in law’ (Ref. 2031).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Upper Mekong in China and Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37787)
soft rays: 12 - 13. Complete lateral line, 2 pairs of short barbels, no infraorbital process, 8-9 branched dorsal fin-rays and 12-13 branched anal fin-rays. Dark mid-lateral stripe from above pelvic to end of median caudal rays. A second, weakly pigmented stripe above mid-lateral one, fading away above anal base. Anteriorly on the sides, the striped pattern not distinct, with a few short, light, thin horizontal stripes scattered over slightly darker ground color (Ref. 43281). A cleithral spot is present immediately posterior to the gill-opening. There is a dark stripe along the dorsal midline, from the nape to the caudal-fin base. Both dorsal and anal fins have a faint submarginal dark stripe (Ref. 37788).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fang, F., 2000. A review of Chinese Danio species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Acta Zootaxon. Sin. 25(2):214-227. (Ref. 37787)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00370 - 0.02149), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .