Zebrafish have a broad geographic range and are locally abundant. They breed easily in their native habitat and in 2007, increasing catch rates suggested increasing abundance. Other than potential over exploitation for the aquaria trade, there are no known threats to the long-term persistence of this species. Zebrafish are classified as a species of least concern on the IUCN's Red List of Threatened Species.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
State of Michigan List: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: least concern