Danio rerio is native to inland streams and rivers of India. Its has a broad geographic range in the Indian subcontinent, ranging from the Ganges and Brahmaputra river basins of Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. A few introduced populations of the species inhabit inland waters in the United States (California, Connecticut, Florida and New Mexico) and Columbia, South America.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Native ); oriental (Native ); neotropical (Introduced )
- Boisen, A., J. Amstrup, I. Novak, M. Grosell. 2003. Sodium and chloride transport in soft water and hard water acclimated zebrafish (Danio rerio). Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1618: 207-218.
- Mayden, R., K. Tang, K. Conway, J. Freyhof, S. Chamberlain, M. Haskins, L. Schneider, M. Sudkamp, R. Wood, M. Agnew, A. Bufalino, Z. Sulaiman, M. Miya, K. Saitoh, S. He. 2007. Phylogenetic Relationships of Danio Within the Order Cypriniformes: A Framework for Comparative and Evolutionary Studies of a Model Species. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution, 5: 642-654.
- Nico, L., P. Fuller. 2009. "Brachydanio rerio" (On-line). USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Accessed March 31, 2011 at http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=505.
- Spence, R., G. Gerlach, C. Lawrence, C. Smith. 2008. The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Biological Reviews, 83: 13-34.