Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives in mountain streams. Reaches to about 15 cm (Ref. 4832); reported to attain up to 8.3 cm SL (Ref. 41236).
  • Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran 1991 Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
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Distribution

Range Description

Danio dangila is known from mountain streams belonging to Ganga-Brahmaputra drainage of Bihar, northern Bengal, northeastern India, and Nepal. It was also reported from Umroi Stream and rheophilic torrent near Barapani, Khasi Hills Meghalaya, India.
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Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar (Ref. 4832). Reported from Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
  • Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran 1991 Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
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Asia: Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 150 mm ---
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Max. size

15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 85009))
  • Shrestha, T.K. 2008 Ichthyology of Nepal: a study of fishes of the Himalayan waters. Kathmandu : Himalayan Ecosphere, 388 p., [104] p. of plates : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm. (Ref. 85009)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Most of the specimens were collected from the rocks and stones which compose the bottom of several clear mountain streams.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Danio dangila

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 dangila

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 9
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Danio aff. dangila

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Danio aff. dangila

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
Juffe Bignoli, D., Chaudhry, S., Barbhuiya, A.H. & Dahanukar, N.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification

Danio dangilla is assessed as Least Concern since it has a wide distribution. Although there is reduction in the population due to exploitation from nature for ornamental trade, it has been successfully bred in ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) research stations of Assam and Meghalaya. Fish farmers have also learnt the technique. Trends in wild populations must be monitored and if the captive breeding does not sustain the ornamental trade, the species has to be reassessed.

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Population

Population

Recent field surveys show that population in the wild might be reducing due to ornamental fish trade (W. Vishwanath pers. comm. 2010)


Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats

Exploitation from natural habitats for ornamental fish trade.

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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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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

Danio dangila

Danio dangila, the moustached danio, is a fish, and is the largest of the true Danio species at up to (6 in) long. Its name is from its particularly long barbels. It is sometimes kept in aquariums.

Details[edit]

Adults individuals can grow up to 15 cm (6 inches) and has a lifespan of 3 to 5 years.[1]

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