Blue-redstripe danio

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Blue-redstripe danio
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Danio
Species: D. pulcher
Binomial name
Danio pulcher
(H. M. Smith, 1931)

Brachydanio pulcher Smith, 1931
Danio albolineatus var. pulcher Smith, 1931

Danio pulcher also known as the Blue-redstripe danio is a tropical fish belonging to the Danio genus in the 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 McCormick 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. Danio pulcher is a valid species not a variety of D. albolineatus.[2]


  1. ^ Smith, H.M (1931). "Descriptions of new genera and species of Siamese fishes". Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 79 (2873): 2–49. 
  2. ^ Kullander, S.O. & Britz, R. (2015). "Description of Danio absconditus, new species, and redescription of Danio feegradei (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), from the Rakhine Yoma hotspot in south-western Myanmar" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3948 (2): 233–247. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3948.2.5.