Catalog Number: USNM 163996
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Neath
Year Collected: 1953
Locality: Malaya, Kedah, Sungei Patari, Kedah, Malaysia, Asia
Habitat and Ecology
Diseases and Parasites
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Danio albolineatus
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio albolineatus
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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The pearl danio (Danio albolineatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sumatra, Burma, and Thailand, this fish is sometimes found in aquariums by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 2.6 inches (6.5 cm) and lives for around five years. The fish could have a brownish-yellow, pink, or a silver body and two light yellow/white or blue/red stripes. It has an iridescent look. The female fish has two pairs of barbels.
In the wild, the pearl danio is found in along the surface of small, clear rivers and hill streams. They live in a tropical climate with water with a 6.0 - 8.0 pH, a water hardness of up to 5 - 19 dGH, and a temperature range of 68-77°F (20-25°C). Their diets consist mostly of exogenous insects and zooplankton. The pearl danio is an egglayer. Golden varieties are often seen in shops; these are in reality semi-albino fish.