Danio

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Danios
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Cypriniformes
Family:Cyprinidae
Genus:Danio, Devario, and
Brachydanio
Species

Brachydanio
Brachydanio jayarami
Brachydanio sondhii
Danio
Danio aequipinnatus (Giant Danio)
Danio albolineatus (Pearl Danio)
Danio devario (Bengal Danio)
Danio malabaricus (Malabar Danio)
Danio kerri (Turquoise Danio)
Danio nigrofasciatus (Spotted Danio)
Danio regina (Queen Danio)
Danio rerio (Zebra Danio)

The Danios are small minnow-type fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, mostly in the genus Danio (formerly known as Brachydanio). They are native to the fresh waters of southeast Asia, but many species are brightly colored, and are available as aquarium fish worldwide. A number of the species have only been recently discovered, in remote inland areas of Laos and Myanmar.

Species

References

  • "Danio." ITIS Standard Report. (Integrated Taxonomic Information System: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C., 2004-04-28). ITIS 163695 (http://www.itis.usda.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=163695)pl:Danio
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