- Doi, A. 1997 A review of taxonomic studies of cypriniform fishes in Southeast Asia. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 44(1):1-33. (Ref. 26580)
- Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch 1996 Aquarien Atlas, Band 1. 10th edition. Mergus Verlag GmBH, Melle, Germany. 992 p. (Ref. 13371)
Catalog Number: USNM 90289
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Smith
Year Collected: 1929
Locality: Pool In Hill Stream Koh Yao Yai, W. Coast Siam, Thailand, Asia
Habitat and Ecology
- McClure, M.M., P.B. McIntyre and A.R. McCune 2006 Notes on the natural diet and habitat of eight danionin fishes, including the zebrafish Danio rerio. J. Fish Biol. 69:553-570. (Ref. 58912)
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Danio kerri
No available public DNA sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio kerri
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
- Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
Originating from Southeast Asia on the islands of Langkawi and Ko Yao Yai in the Malaysian Peninsula, this fish is sometimes found in the fish-keeping hobby. It is a blue-colored, deep-bodied danio with several pinkish/gold lines from tail to gills which may or may not be continuous, over a powder blue side.
The blue danio is a peaceful, active schooling fish, so is usually kept in groups. They prefer a well-planted environment, but still need plenty of space to school. Blue danios prefer water with a 6.5 – 7.0 pH, a water hardness of 8 – 12 dGH, and a temperature range of 73 – 77°F (23–25°C).
Blue danios are egg-scatterers that spawn over coarse gravel beds. They will typically spawn at the first light of day. The eggs will hatch in about 36 hours.
The taxonomic name honors A.F.G. Kerr, who collected the first specimen on Ko Yao Yai in 1929.