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). More on authors: Fang & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 30°C - ?
Asia: Mekong basin in Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37788)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 35 - 37. With complete lateral line, well-developed infraorbital process, with mostly 9 branched dorsal-fin rays and 9-10 branched anal-fin rays. Danio acrostomus can be distinguished from all other Danio species by its sharp, upwards directed pointed mouth, relatively long snout (greater than eye diameter), long rostral barbels, and heavily pigmented body. The most similar species D. aequipinnatus auct., has a comparatively blunt and also shorter snout (its length less than the eye diameter) and shorter rostral barbels.
Found in pools in small forest streams, sometimes even on remnant pools on very steep slopes (about 35°) and also in a mainstream at localities with various gradients, from standing to relatively swift waters. All these habitats have clear to very clear water and forest cover (except downstream of the falls where during the dry season, most of the stream is covered by large basalt blocks or disappears in underground channels in the basalt).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, F.F., 2001. Phylogeny and species diversity of the South and Southeast Asian cyprinid genus Danio Hamilton (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Ph.D. Thesis-Stockholm University, Department of Zoology. p. 1-26. Sweden, Stockholm University. Department of Zoology. (Ref. 38392)
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=0.00457 (0.00176 - 0.01185), b=3.15 (2.92 - 3.38), 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 (18 of 100) .