Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

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.

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): Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Chaudhry, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, 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.


Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Devario aequipinnatus is widely distributed all over India.
Countries occurrence:
India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
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Population [top]


There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Yes
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

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.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Since the species is a good aquarium fish, it might suffer the threat of overexploitation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No specific conservation measures in place for this species. Some research in taxonomy, population size, ecology and threats is needed.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Devario aequipinnatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166459A6213782. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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