Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Devario: Bangla/Bengali:‘debari’, local name for these fishes; also meaning ‘brother in law’ (Ref. 2031). More on authors: Pellegrin & Fang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Salween River to the middle Mekong.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 15 - 17;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Complete lateral line, infraorbital process well developed. Distinguished from all other Danio species by its unique color pattern, having a dark stripe somewhat weakly pigmented anterior to vertical from dorsal-fin origin, getting thicker and darker posteriorly, and ending at the base of caudal fin. The most similar species, D. chrysotaeniatus, lacks the infraorbital process, has three rows of pharyngeal teeth, and has the P stripe extending to the end of the caudal-fin rays. Unlike all other striped Danio species so far examined for this character, D. laoensis has only two instead of three or four rows of pharyngeal teeth (Ref. 37788). With 8-9 1/2 branched dorsal rays and 12-14 1/2 branched anal rays (Ref. 43281).
Inhabits clear, rapidly flowing water (Ref. 12693). Found in rapid-running mountain streams of the middle Mekong (Ref. 12975). Feeds on insects and other invertebrates (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00457 (0.00175 - 0.01195), b=3.15 (2.92 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.39 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .