Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Known only from the Kamaing area in upper Myanmar. This lies in the Irrawaddy River drainage.
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Northern Myanmar.
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Asia: Myanmar.
  • Britz, R. 2003 Danionella mirifica, a new species of miniature fish from the upper Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(3):217-222. (Ref. 51749)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 36 - 37
  • Britz, R. 2003 Danionella mirifica, a new species of miniature fish from the upper Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(3):217-222. (Ref. 51749)
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Size

Max. size

1.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 51749))
  • Britz, R. 2003 Danionella mirifica, a new species of miniature fish from the upper Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(3):217-222. (Ref. 51749)
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from its only congener Danionella translucida in having a more elongate body (body depth 12.2-14.8% SL vs. 18.5-24.4% SL); 36-37 vertebrae (vs. 32-33), 17-20 anal-fin rays (vs. 12-14), a single ventromedian row of large melanophores between pelvic fins and tips of cleithra (vs. paired ventral paramedian rows of smaller melanophores between pelvics and tips of cleithra) and in lacking scattered small melanophores on ventrolateral sides of abdomen (vs. presence of these melanophores) (Ref. 51749).Description: dorsal-fin rays 8, 9 or 10, first two unbranched, last two not articulating with same pterygiophore; anal-fin rays 17, 18, 19 or 20, first two unbranched, last two not articulating with same pterygiophore (Ref. 51749).
  • Britz, R. 2003 Danionella mirifica, a new species of miniature fish from the upper Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(3):217-222. (Ref. 51749)
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Type Information

Paratype for Danionella mirifica Britz
Catalog Number: USNM 372849
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Bone and Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): A. Myint
Year Collected: 2003
Locality: Myanmar: Kachin Division: hill stream, 8 miles from Kamaing on the road to Tanai, Myanmar, Asia
  • Paratype: Britz, R. 2003. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 14 (3): 219, Fig. 1.
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Paratype for Danionella mirifica Britz
Catalog Number: USNM 372848
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Myint
Year Collected: 2003
Locality: Myanmar: Kachin Division: hill stream, 8 miles from Kamaing on the road to Tanai, Myanmar, Asia
  • Paratype: Britz, R. 2003. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 14 (3): 219, Fig. 1.
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Holotype for Danionella mirifica Britz
Catalog Number: USNM 372847
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Myint
Year Collected: 2003
Locality: Myanmar: Kachin Division: hill stream, 8 miles from Kamaing on the road to Tanai, Myanmar, Asia
  • Holotype: Britz, R. 2003. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 14 (3): 219, Fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is said to inhabit hillstreams (Britz 2003).

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Danionella mirifica

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: Danionella mirifica

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

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Ng, H.H.

Reviewer/s
Britz, R. & Juffe Bignoli, D.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification
Danionella mirifica was described in 2003 from Kachin Division, Myitkina District, Myanmar, and has not yet been recorded elsewhere. There is no information on the species distribution, ecology, and threats, and is at present assessed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
The population size and trend of this species is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. The current threats to the area have also not been adequately identified.
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Data deficient (DD)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
More research about the distribution, biology and the potential threats facing this species is needed.
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