Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danio: From ‘dhani’, local Bengali/Bangla name for small minnows (Ref. 2031).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101154)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Danio meghalayensis is similar to D. dangila, D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, D. sysphigmatus and D. feegradei by the possession of cleithral spot (usually difficult to discern at anterior end of P stripe), complete lateral line, and 14 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 12 or less in other Danio). It is distinguished from those species by the absence (vs. presence) of elongated unbranched ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, rostral barbel not reaching beyond gill cover margin, maxillary barbel not reaching beyond pectoral-fin base (vs. much longer), absence or multiple rows of round or slightly elongate rings on side (vs. presence), branched anal-fin rays 10 1/2-12 1/2 (vs. 13 1/2-16 1/2); from all except D. feegradei by having branched anal-fin count branched dorsal-fin rays 8 1/2 (vs. 9 1/2-10 1/2); different from D. feegradei in presence of horizontal stripes along side, P, P+1 and P-1 stripes distinct, occasionally P and P+1 stripes anastomizing (vs. absence) (Ref. 101154).
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. 125652)
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=0.00977 (0.00418 - 0.02283), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .