Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Devario: Bangla/Bengali:‘debari’, local name for these fishes; also meaning ‘brother in law’ (Ref. 2031); micronema: Named for Natalie Ann Ratnaweera, a wildlife enthusiast..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118056)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 17;
Vertebrae: 35. Devario micronema differs from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: body depth 29-30 %SL; snout length equal to or greater than eye diameter; anterior half of body consisting of 3-5 irregular, vertical bars; P stripe broader than P+1 and P-1 stripes; 14-17 predorsal scales; dorsal fin with 10-11 branched rays; anal fin with 12½-14½ branched rays; a prominent, square-shaped process on posterior edge of first infraorbital; presence of danionin notch; origin of dorsal fin to hypural distance, when carried forward, reaching to reaching posterior border of eye; pectoral fin, adpressed, just reaching origin of pelvic fin (Ref. 118056).
Found mainly in well-shaded areas of shallow, slow-flowing streams (Ref. 118056).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Sudasinghe, H., R. Pethiyagoda and M. Meegaskumbura, 2020. Evolution of Sri Lanka’s giant danios (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Devario): teasing apart species in a recent diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution v. 149 (art. 106853): 1-15. (Ref. 127711)
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=0.00977 (0.00422 - 0.02262), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), 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).