Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danio: Vernacular name fron India and Sri Lanka .
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar (Ref. 4832). Reported from Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85009)
soft rays: 15 - 19;
Vertebrae: 34 - 38. Danio dangila can be distinguished from all congeners except D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, and D. sysphigmatus by produced first ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, large cleithral spot, and pattern of dark rings enclosing light interspaces on the side. It differs from those species by having vertically extended cleithral spot (vs. round in all other species), absence of complete anterior interstripe Ia (vs. present in D. assamila and D. concatenatus), round rings in series along side, width of dark perimeter of about same width as diameter of light centre (vs. elongate in D. assamila and D. sysphigmatus, with narrower perimeter in D. sysphigmatus), ring pattern usually extending onto caudal peduncle (present on part of caudal peduncle in D. catenatus and D. concatenatus, absent in D. assamila and D. sysphigmatus), and 32-34 lateral line scales (vs. 35-38 in D. sysphigmatus) (Ref. 101154).
Lives in mountain streams. Reaches to about 15 cm (Ref. 4832); reported to attain up to 8.3 cm SL (Ref. 41236).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., 2015. Taxonomy of chain, Danio an Indo-Myanmar species assemblage, with description of four new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(4):357-380. (Ref. 101154)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00340 - 0.01694), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .