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); monticola: The specific epithet monticola is Latin for inhabitant of the mountains, in reference to the type locality, Agarapatana, Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Mahaweli River basin in the central hills of Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118056); 7.4 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18;
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Devario monticola differs from all its congeners in Sri Lankan by the combination of following characters: body depth 26-29 %SL; snout length equal to or greater than eye diameter; color pattern consisting of 4 or 5 dark, irregular, vertical bars restricted to anterior half of body; P-1 stripe narrower than P stripe, originating level with P stripe, extending to origin of caudal peduncle; 13-19 predorsal scales; dorsal fin with 9½-11½ branched rays, anal fin with 2½-15½ branched rays; a process on first infraorbital; presence of danionin notch; dorso-hypural distance when carried forward falling well short of posterior border of eye; and pectoral fin, when adpressed, not reaching origin of pelvic fin (Ref. 118056).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Batuwita, S., M. De Silva and S. Udugampala, 2017. A review of the genus Devario in Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with description of two new species. FishTaxa 2(3):156-179. (Ref. 118056)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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 (0.00371 - 0.02139), 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) .