Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Kelaniweli Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118056)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 17;
Vertebrae: 35. Devario micronema differs from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: body depth 29-30 %SL; snout length equal to or greater than eye diameter; anterior half of body consisting of 3-5 irregular, vertical bars; P stripe broader than P+1 and P-1 stripes; 14-17 predorsal scales; dorsal fin with 10-11 branched rays; anal fin with 12½-14½ branched rays; a prominent, square-shaped process on posterior edge of first infraorbital; presence of danionin notch; origin of dorsal fin to hypural distance, when carried forward, reaching to reaching posterior border of eye; pectoral fin, adpressed, just reaching origin of pelvic fin (Ref. 118056).
Found mainly in well-shaded areas of shallow, slow-flowing streams (Ref. 118056).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Batuwita, S., M. De Silva and S. Udugampala, 2017. A review of the genus Devario in Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with description of two new species. FishTaxa 2(3):156-179. (Ref. 118056)
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) .