Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Devario > Devario aequipinnatus

Devario aequipinnatus (Giant danio)

Synonyms: Danio aequipinnatus; Danio aequipinnulus; Danio lineolatus; Leuciscus aequipinnatus; Leuciscus lineolatus; Perilampus aequipinnatus; Pteropsarion aequipinnatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The giant danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family Cyprinidae. Originating in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the west coast of India, this species grows to a maximum length of 4 inches (10 cm), making it one of the largest of the danionins. It is characterized by a blue and yellow, torpedo-shaped body with gray and clear fins. Giant danios are also used as dither fish in South and Central American cichlid aquariums. The larger cichlids chase and defend their territories against the giant danios, which allows the cichlids to exhibit more natural behavior.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Indravati Tiger Reserve   Chhattishgarh, India      
Kanha Tiger Reserve National Park II 223971 Madhya Pradesh, India
Kudremukh National Park II 202772 Karnataka, India  
Manas National Park II 135025 Assam, India
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve 1364022 India  
Sanjay Gandhi National Park II 439343 Maharashtra, India
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary IV 51099 Maharashtra, India  


Parasitized by 
Ancyrocephalus danionis <Unverified Name>[1]
Dactylogyrus aequipinnati[1]
Plagioporus panchax <Unverified Name>[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Sedgwick County Zoo
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Range Map

Asia - Inland waters; Asia: India and Nepal to Indochina.; Bagmati; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; Cauvery; China; Chittar River; Godavari; India; Kosi; Krishna River; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Manas; Mekong; Myanmar; Nepal; Oriental; Pakistan; Salween; Sarbhang Khola; Sri Lanka; Thailand;



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1Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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