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Devario auropurpureus.jpg
Devario auropurpureus
Devario pathirana.jpg
Devario pathirana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Devario
Heckel, 1843
Type species
Cyprinus devario
F. Hamilton, 1822

Inlecypris Howes, 1980

Devario is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae native to the rivers and streams of South and Southeast Asia.[1] These fishes have short barbels and many species having vertical or horizontal stripes. These species consume various small, aquatic insects, crustaceans and worms, as well as, in the case of fry, plankton.[citation needed]


There are currently 43 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Devario in FishBase. March 2017 version.
  2. ^ Ramananda, Y. & Vishwanath, W. (2014): Devario deruptotalea, a new species of cyprinid fish from Manipur, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3827 (1): 78-86.
  3. ^ a b Kullander, S.O. (2017): Devario fangae and Devario myitkyinae, two new species of danionin cyprinids from northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae). Zootaxa, 4227 (3): 407–421.
  4. ^ Nguyen, V.H., Nguyen, T.H. & Mua, B.C. (2010): A new fish species of the Danio Hamilton, 1822 the species was found in the Ky Son district, the Northern Central province of Nghe An, Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Biology, 32 (4): 62-68.