Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Danio kerri
Species Authority: Smith, 1931
Brachydanio kerri (Smith 1931)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-26
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
This is a locally common fish. Its threats and population decline is unknown, however this fish is seldom harvested for the aquarium trade, it is assesses as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species was described from a hill stream, Koh Yao Yai (island), Phuket, Thailand. The species is known from similar habitat in the Malay Peninsula from southern Thailand (Krabi and Ranong provinces) to Malaysia. The species has been recorded from other islands in the area including Phuket, Ko Lanta and Langkawi.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
Lower elevation limit (metres): 10
Upper elevation limit (metres): 100
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Population [top]

Population: Locally common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits submontane streams to hillstreams in forest areas and small rivers typified by very clear water with substrates of rocks, boulders and gravel.
Systems: Freshwater
Movement patterns: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Rarely seen in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation is a potential threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Monitoring of harvest and habitats is required.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Danio kerri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180729A1656514. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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