Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
() > Danioninae
Etymology: Betadevario: Beta-, the second letter in Greek alphabet, also representing the numeral 2, and used in the meaning of second, and also the name of Beta Mahatvaraj who made great efforts to make the material available for this study; and -devario. With reference to its similarity to the genus Devario, in the meaning of second Devario.; ramachandrani: Named after Professor Alappat Ramachandran, School of Industrial Fisheries, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, in recognition of his contributions to fisheries and sea food production management and studies on indigenous ornamental fishes. More on authors: Pramod, Fang, Rema, Devi, Liao, Indra & JameelaBeeviKullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 84468). Tropical; 19°C - ?
Asia: known only from the type locality area in the upper Sita River drainage in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84468)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. For field identification purposes, it is easily distinguished from all species of Devario by its color pattern including a wide light horizontal band along the middle of the side bordering a wide dark lateral band along the abdominal side, and the long rostral and maxillary barbels (Ref. 84468).
Occurs in a small, high-altitude stream with a cascade and riffle-pool habitat and with width of 2.27 m and at depth at most about 30 cm (Ref. 84468).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pramod, P.K., F. Fang, K. Rema Devi, Liao-T.-Y., T.J. Indra, K.S. Jameela Beevi and S.O. Kullander, 2010. Betadevario ramachandrani, a new danionine genus and species from the Western Ghats of India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae). Zootaxa 2519:31-47. (Ref. 84468)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .