Danio rerio (Hamilton, 1822)

Genus: Danio Jordan
Body compressed, abdomen rounded, mouth anterior (superior), lower jaw with a symphyseal knob. 10 – 19 rays in dorsal fin. Dorsal fin inserted far back with its posterior half placed above anal fin.

Synonyms: Cyprinus rerio Hamilton – Buchanan 1822; Brachydanio frankei Meinken, 1963; C. chapalio Hamilton, 1822; Danio frankei Meinken, 1963; D. lineatus Day, 1868.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 2/6, anal 2-3/12-13, pectoral 1/11-12 Body elongate, very slim and slightly compressed; with 4 or 5 continuous and marginally smooth strips, lateral line absent. Mouth small, obliquely directed upward; barbels two pairs, rostral barbel longer than eye diameter.

Common names:     Zebra danio, zebra fish, bhitti


Punatsangchhu: Kalikhola (Dagana)

Amochhu: Dorti khola (Chukha)

Altitude: 135 – 200 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)