Ecology of Danio rerio
Main Ref. Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
Marine - Neritic
  • supra-littoral zone
  • littoral zone
  • sublittoral zone
Marine - Oceanic
  • epipelagic
  • mesopelagic
  • epipelagic
  • abyssopelagic
  • hadopelagic
  • estuaries/lagoons/brackish seas
  • mangroves
  • marshes/swamps
  • rivers/streams
  • lakes/ponds
  • caves
  • exclusively in caves
Highighted items on the list are where Danio rerio may be found.
Remarks Inhabits streams, canals, ditches, ponds and beels (Ref. 1479). Occurs in slow-moving to stagnant standing water bodies, particularly rice-fields (Ref. 4832, 58912). Water highly transparent (Ref. 58912). Feeds on worms and small crustaceans (Ref. 7020); also on insect larvae and can be used for mosquito control (Ref 6351).


Substrate Ref.
Special habitats
Special habitats Ref.


Associated with
Association remarks


Feeding type mainly animals (troph. 2.8 and up)
Feeding type ref Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
Feeding habit hunting macrofauna (predator)
Feeding habit ref Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
Trophic level(s)
Original sample Unfished population Remark
Estimation method Troph s.e. Troph s.e.
From diet composition 3.11 0.06 3.02 0.07 Troph of juv./adults from 12 studies.
Ref. Spence, R., M.K. Fatema, S. Ellis, Z.F. Ahmed and C. Smitz, 2007
From individual food items 3.21 0.37 Trophic level estimated from a number of food items using a randomized resampling routine.
(e.g. 346)
(e.g. cnidaria)
Entered by Sta. Iglesia, Drina on 11.08.00
Modified by Casal, Christine Marie V. on 09.17.15
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book 
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani,  ,  php script by rolavides, 2/5/2008 ,  last modified by sortiz, 6/27/17