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
Asia: known only from the type locality, a stream near Ban Nakbon, Nam Youan watershed of the Mekong basin, northern Laos. Probably in Yunnan, China (Ref. 43281).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37788)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10. With 4-6 dark bars anteriorly on side; dark stripe extending to end of median caudal rays; without lateral line; no barbels; no infraorbital process; usually 7 branched dorsal rays; usually 9-10 branched anal rays (Ref. 43281).
Found in a small stream near a village in the bottom of the valley, with slow current and shallow water (maximum of 20 cm deep). The surrounding area was mostly paddy fields with almost no shade. The bottom varies from small gravel to mud.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Fang, F. and M. Kottelat, 1999. Danio species from northern Laos, with descriptions of three new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(3):281-295. (Ref. 37788)
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 (10 of 100) .