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Danio kyathit

Danio kyathit
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Danio
Species: D. kyathit
Binomial name
Danio kyathit
F. Fang, 1998
Varieties

Striped: orange-finned danio
Spotted: ocelot danio

Danio kyathit is a small, schooling species of fish in the family Cyprinidae, native to Burma.[2] Described in 1998, it is closely related to the better-known zebrafish or zebra danio, D. rerio.

Contents

  • Description 1
  • In the aquarium 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Description

The two morphs of Danio kyathit

A smallish cyprinoid with a maximum length of 6 centimetres (2.4 in), the females are thicker and less streamlined in the body than males. The two recognised colour morphs are a striped form known as the orange-finned danio, and a spotted form known by the common name ocelot danio, which may be confused with the leopard danio. Individual fish may show variations in markings intermediate to the spotted and striped forms.

In the aquarium

See also

References

  1. ^ Vishwanath, W. (2010). "Danio kyathit".  
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Danio kyathit in FishBase. June 2012 version.

External links

  • Danios.info – Danio kyathit
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