Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); coxi: The specific name refers to the type locality area (Cox's Bazar), but could also refer to the gene fragment used to identify the species (cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1, often shortened to COXI); or to Hiram. A noun in the genitive case.
Cox (1760±1799), after whom Cox's Bazar was named.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116720)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Devario coxi is similar to D. aequipinnatus in color pattern, with distinct P+1, P and P
stripes along the side, but P and P-1 stipes confluent anteriorly and containing light spots (vs.
integer to close to pectoral girdle, and interstripe I integer except occasional interruption anteriorly).
It differs from D. aequipinnatus by the combination of having more branched dorsal- fin rays (11½±12½ vs. 9½±10½, exceptionally 11½), more circumpeduncular scales (14, vs. 12, rarely 14); slightly deeper body (body depth 29.9±33.2 vs. 26.7±30.8% SL), and shorter upper jaw (upper jaw length 8.3±9.3 vs. 9.2±12.0% (SL). It is distinguished further from striped species of Devario in southern and south-western India, D. fraseri, D. malabaricus, D. mysoricus, and D. neilgherriensis by having infraorbital process vs. absent (Ref. 116720).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., M.M. Rahman, M. Noren and A.R. Mollah, 2017. Devario in Bangladesh: Species diversity, sibling species, and introgression within danionin cyprinids (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae). PLOS One 12(11):1-37. (Ref. 116720)
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 (17 of 100) .