Devario assamensis (Barman, 1984)

Genus: Devario Heckel
Body compressed, abdomen rounded; mouth anterior, cleft of mouth shallow, not protractile. Lower jaw with a symphyseal knob. A distinct coloured cleithral spot present. Body with longitudinal coloured stripes. Fins without stripes.

Synonyms: Danio assamensis Barman, 1984
Diagnosis: Dorsal fin rays 2/6, anal 2-3/12-13, pectoral 1/11-Body elongate, very slim and slightly compressed; most characters are similar to that of D. aequipinnatus, however it is distinguished from D. aequipinnatus in having slightly elongated cleithral spot.

Common name: Bhitti


Punatsangchhu: Sunkosh main river (Dagana)

Amochhu: Lingden (Chukha), Dorti khola (Chukha)

Wangchhu: Pipping (Chukha)

Altitude: 135 – 300 MASL

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)