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 ; quagga: Name refers to its similarity of color pattern with Equus quagga, a species of zebra; noun in apposition.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Chindwin River drainage in western Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82738)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having four distinct dark stripes (P+1, P, P-1, P-2) along the middle of the side, and also a short or long stripe abdominally (stripe P-3). Danio quagga is similar to Danio kyathit by having the horizontal stripe pattern, but the stripes are broken up into rows of spots in the latter; differs in having the rostral barbel short, reaching at most to posterior margin of orbit (vs. reaching to opercle); maxillary barbel reaching to little beyond pectoral-fin base (vs. to middle of pectoral fin); head 22.8-24.8 % SL (vs. 25.3-26.1); pectoral-fin 23.5-25.8 % SL (vs. 26.8-29.8); shorter predorsal lengths 56.1-59.5 % SL (vs. 60.6-63.6); interorbital width narrower 9.0-10.8 % SL (vs. 10.7-12.0). Danio quagga differs from D. rerio with similar striped colour pattern, by having 4 distinct dark stripes above the pectoral fin (vs. 3); horizontal dark stripes slightly ventrad slanting (vs. horizontal; no dark stripes across caudal fin lobes (vs. present) (Ref. 82738).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., T.Y. Liao and F. Fang, 2009. Danio quagga, a new species of striped danio from western Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 20(3):193-195. (Ref. 82738)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.00537 (0.00229 - 0.01260), b=3.09 (2.89 - 3.29), 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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .