Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Devario: Bangla/Bengali:‘debari’, local name for these fishes; also meaning ‘brother in law’ (Ref. 2031); anomalus: From the Greek ἀνώμαλος (anomalos), meaning uneven or irregular, in reference to the irregular vertical bars on the anterior half of the body of this species. An adjective..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 22°N - 21°N, 1°E - 2°E
Asia: Bangladesh. Known only from the type locality, a small coastal stream originating in the hill tracts south of Cox’s Bazar, southern Chittagong Division (Ref. 81815).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116720)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A large species of Devario, distinguished from all other species of the genus by its unique
colour pattern, consisting of 5–8 dark, irregular, vertical bars, restricted to the anterior half of the body and widely separate from a short, broad P-stripe, originating level with or posterior to the origin of the anal fin.
Devario anomalus is easily distinguished from D. aequipinnatus by its shorter P-stripe (P-stripe originating on lateral body surface posterior to dorsal-fin origin, vs. P-stripe originating on lateral body surface anterior to dorsal-fin origin) and by its interrupted P-1 stripe (P-1 stripe represented by a series of faint blotches along its entire length, vs. P-1 stripe continuous or interrupted along anteriormost portion only). Devario anomalus is distinguished from D. devario by the presence (vs. absence) of maxillary barbels, the presence (vs. absence) of an infraorbital process on IO1, and by its lower number of lateral-line scales (33–35 vs. 44–46), branched dorsal-fin rays (12 vs. 16–17), branched anal-fin rays (14 vs. 16–17), and circumpeduncular scale rows (12 vs. 16).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W., R.L. Mayden and K.L. Tang, 2009. Devario anomalus, a new species of freshwater fish from Bangladesh (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 2136:49-58. (Ref. 81815)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00200 - 0.01202), b=3.15 (2.94 - 3.36), 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
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).