Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danio: From ‘dhani’, local Bengali/Bangla name for small minnows (Ref. 2031); margaritatus: Name meaning 'adorned with pearls'; noun in apposition..
More on author: Roberts.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 57973). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57973); 2.1 cm SL (female)
Inhabits small and shallow ponds, at most 30 cm deep and maintained by seepage or springs. The water is clear unless roiled with water temperatures of 22-24°C in January 2007. The ponds have luxuriant submerged aquatic vegetation mainly one or two species of Elodea or Anacharis (Hydrocharitaceae). Present terrestrial vegetation is open grassland. Three other species were collected in the ponds, a Microrasbora similar to M. rubescens; a small species of Yunnanilus; and a piscivorous snakehead, Channa harbourtbutleri (Ref. 57973).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 2007. The "celestial pearl Danio", a new genus and species of colourful minute cyprinid fish from Myanmar (Pisces: Cypriniformes). Raffles Bull. Zool. 55(1):131-140. (Ref. 57973)
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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).