Danio kyathit

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

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


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.


  1. ^ Vishwanath, W. (2010). "Danio kyathit". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T168573A6517684. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T168573A6517684.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Danio kyathit" in FishBase. June 2012 version.

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