Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Danio choprai
Species Authority: Hora, 1928
Brachydanio choprai (Hora, 1928)
Danio choprae Hora, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: Hora (1928) described Brachydanio choprae. As Brachydanio has been considered junior synonym of Danio (Fang 2003), the species is now valid as Danio choprai.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R., Rema Devi, K.R. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Danio choprai is found in a remote area in Myanmar where no major threats have been identified. It is beleived to be fairly common although more research is needed to confirm total range. The species is assessed as Least Concern.


Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Danio choprai is known from Irrawady drainage, Upper Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 1
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available. The species is fairly common (R. Brtiz pers. comm. 2010) although more research is needed to know its distribution and population trends.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Most specimens have been collected from small rocky streams.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used as ornamental fish in aquariums.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats have been identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
  Action Recovery plan:No
  Systematic monitoring scheme:No
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over part of range
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
  Area based regional management plan:No
  Invasive species control or prevention:Not Applicable
In-Place Species Management
  Harvest management plan:No
  Successfully reintroduced or introduced beningly:No
  Subject to ex-situ conservation:No
In-Place Education
  Subject to recent education and awareness programmes:No
  Included in international legislation:No
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:No
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

♦  Pets/display animals, horticulture
 National : ✓  International : ✓ 

Bibliography [top]

Fang, F. 2003. Phylogenetic analysis of the Asian cyprinid genus Danio (Telostei, Cyprinidae). Copeia 2003(4): 714-728.

Hora, S. L. 1928. Notes on fishes in the Indian Museum. Records of the Indian Museum v(30): 37-40.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Danio choprai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168588A6520445. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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