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Devario malabaricus (Malabar danio; Giant danio)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The Malabar danio (Devario malabaricus formerly Danio malabaricus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka and the west coast of India, the fish has been circulated throughout the world through the aquarium fish trade. It grows to a maximum length of 6 inches, but rarely reaches past 4 in a home aquarium.(15.2 cm). The species was earlier incorrectly considered a synonym of Devario aequipinnatus, which is a valid name for a different species.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[1]
Devario malabaricus (Malabar danio)[1]


Devario malabaricus (Malabar danio)[1]


Parasitized by 
Ancyrocephalus danionis <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, South - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Asia: west coast of India and Sri Lanka. Has been widely transported around the world through the aquarium fish trade industry.; Colombia; India; Krishna River; Myanmar; Neotropical; Oriental; Sri Lanka;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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