|Scientific Name:||Devario aequipinnatus|
|Species Authority:||(McClelland, 1839)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||McClelland (1939) described Perilampus aequipinnatus from Assam. Fang (2001) placed it under the genus Devario.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Chaudhry, S.|
Devario aequipinnatus is a widely distributed species, common throughout out its range, with no major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Devario aequipinnatus is widely distributed all over India.|
Native:India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
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There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Hill sttream fish, inhabits streams as low as 300 m elevation . The fish is accustomed to life under varying water conditions in nature. It thrive well along with considerable number of other fishes. It proves to be peaceful and hardy in aquariums. Giant danios abound in running streams and rivers, and are generally acustomed to moderately cool and well-aerated water.|
|Use and Trade:||This is a widely distributed and beautiful species of the fresh waters, an ideal aquarium fish. It attains a length of 15 cm.|
Since the species is a good aquarium fish, it might suffer the threat of overexploitation.
No specific conservation measures in place for this species. Some research in taxonomy, population size, ecology and threats is needed.
Fang, F. 2001. Phylogeny and species diversity of the South and Southeast Asian cyprinid genus Danio Hamilton (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Dept. Zool. Stockholm University, Sweden.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
McClelland, J. 1839. Indian Cyprinidae. Asiatic Researches 19: 217-471.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Devario aequipinnatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.|
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