Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives in streams and wells.
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Distribution

Range Description

Danio choprai is known from Irrawady drainage, Upper Myanmar.
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Upper Ayeyarwaddy drainage, Myanmar.
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Asia: Irrawaddy in northern Myanmar.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

3.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Most specimens have been collected from small rocky streams.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Danio choprai

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TCCACTAATCATAAAGATATTGGCACCCTCTACCTAGTATTTGGTGCTTGGGCCGGAATAGTAGGAACTGCCCTA---AGCCTTTTAATCCGAGCCGAATTGAGCCAACCAGGAGCACTTCTTGGTGAT---GACCAAATTTATAATGTTATTGTTACCGCCCATGCTTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATACCCATTCTTATTGGAGGGTTCGGAAACTGACTCGTACCACTAATA---ATTGGGGCCCCAGATATAGCATTCCCACGAATAAATAATATAAGTTTCTGACTTCTACCCCCCTCATTTCTCTTACTATTGGCCTCTTCTGGTGTTGAAGCCGGAGCTGGGACAGGATGAACTGTGTATCCACCTCTTGCAGGCAACCTCGCTCATGCAGGAGCATCCGTTGATTTA---ACAATTTTCTCATTACATTTGGCAGGTGTTTCATCAATTCTTGGAGCAATTAACTTTATTACCACAACAATTAATATAAAACCACCAACCATTTCTCAATACCAAACCCCTTTATTTGTATGAGCTGTTCTAGTTACAGCCGTACTGCTTCTCCTGTCTTTACCAGTACTGGCTGCT---GGAATTACTATACTTCTTACAGACCGAAATCTTAATACAACATTTTTTGACCCTGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCAATTCTTTATCAACACCTATTTTGATTCTTTGGCCAC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio choprai

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Danio choprae

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio choprae

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Danio aff. choprae

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio aff. choprae

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Vishwanath, W.

Reviewer/s
Britz, R., Rema Devi, K.R. & Juffe Bignoli, D.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification

Danio choprai is found in a remote area in Myanmar where no major threats have been identified. It is beleived to be fairly common although more research is needed to confirm total range. The species is assessed as Least Concern.

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Population

Population
No information available. The species is fairly common (R. Brtiz pers. comm. 2010) although more research is needed to know its distribution and population trends.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No threats have been identified.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Glowlight danio

The glowlight danio (Danio choprai) is a small, schooling fish closely related to the popular zebrafish Danio rerio. This should not be confused with the GloFish [1], a trademarked brand of fluorescent zebrafish that appear to glow in the dark under ultraviolet light. Danio choprai is an active danionin species that spends most of its time on mid-water levels. This species feeds on insects that have fallen into the water, aquatic insect larvae, and other small animals. In the aquarium, it accepts most foods offered, including most dry foods. It has a streamlined body marked with a brilliant orange longitudinal band and a series of vertical blue-black bars on the flanks. The fins are edged with yellow. In recent years, it has become quite widely traded as an aquarium fish, but otherwise has no commercial importance. Its common name derives from its similarity to the glowlight tetra, a South American characin only distantly related to this fish. They get on well with all other Danio species except the giant danio.

Glowlight Danio - Danio Choprae.JPG
Danio choprae.JPG

A less frequently traded geographical variant from the Putao area of northern Myanmar, known as the "northern glowlight danio", sometimes is referred to by a fictitious scientific name "Danio putaoensis". This variant is larger and has more vertical bars and longer barbels.

Description[edit]

  • Maximum length: 1.25 inches 4 cm
  • Colors: Brown, yellow, green, red
  • Temperature preference: 19-24°Celsius
  • pH preference: 6 to 7
  • Hardness preference: Soft to medium
  • Salinity preference': Fresh water
  • Compatibility: Good (but fast like most danios)
  • Lifespan: Typically one to three years
  • Ease of keeping: Moderate
  • Ease of breeding: Moderate to hard

Etymology of the Latin name[edit]

S. L. Hora originally named this fish Danio choprae after Dr. B. N. Chopra. However, names ending in '-ae' are feminine and reserved for Latin names honouring women. Latin names honouring men usually end with '-i', and consequently the name of this fish has been recently amended. [2] [3]

Former names and synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

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