Blue-redstripe danio

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Blue-redstripe danio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Danio
Species: D. albolineatus
Variety: pulcher
Trinomial name
Danio albolineatus var. pulcher
  • Brachydanio pulcher
  • Danio pulcher

The blue-redstripe danio is a fish that may be color morph of the widely known pearl danio. It is a tropical fish belonging to the Danio genus in thr family Cyprinidae. Originating from Southeast Asia in southern Thailand, Chantaburi province, this fish is rarely found in the fish-keeping hobby. It tends to be smaller than the pearl danio and has a distinctive wide, luminous orange stripe which diminishes under the dorsal. While still rare, it is known to hobbyists as danio blue-redstripe. When originally discovered by Hugh M. Smith in 1931, it was named Danio pulcher, which translates as beautiful danio,[1] but it was later synonymised with D. abolineatus. Scholars are currently undecided as to whether it is a separate species from D. abolineatus, but the majority concur that it is not.


  1. ^ Smith, Hugh M (1931). "Descriptions of new genera and species of Siamese fishes". Proceedings of the United States National Museum 79 (2873): 2–49. doi:10.5479/si.00963801.79-2873.1. 

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