Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Sundadanionidae
Etymology: Sundadanio: Sunda>: Asiatic island; Danio: from ‘dhani’, local Bengali/Bangla name for small minnows (Ref. 2031); goblinus: Specific name is derived from the Anglo-French word goblin, meaning an ugly or grotesque sprite that is usually mischievous and sometimes evil and malicious; in reference to the small size and somewhat ‘gnarled’ appearance of the new species. A noun in apposition..
More on authors: Conway, Kottelat & Tan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88800)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Distinguished from all congeners by the presence of intense dusky markings on the dorsal and caudal fins, and from all others, except Sundadanio axelrodi and S. atomus, by the poorly developed dark lateral stripe of males. Can be further diagnosed by the following combination of characters: large body size (largest specimen examined 19.2 mm
SL); body surface dorsal to dark lateral stripe with light scattering of melanophores in preserved males; absence of secondary lateral stripe in preserved males; absence of reticulate pattern along dorsal body surface; presence of enlarged scales next to window in body musculature; complete covering of scales on caudal peduncle (Ref. 8880).
Inhabits coastal peat swamp forests (Ref. 88800).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W., M. Kottelat and H.H. Tan, 2011. Review of the Southeast Asian miniature cyprinid genus Sundadanio (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae) with descriptions of seven new species from Indonesia and Malaysia. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(3):251-288. (Ref. 88800)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).