Queen danio

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Queen danio
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Devario
D. regina
Binomial name
Devario regina
(Fowler, 1934)
  • Danio regina Fowler, 1934

The queen danio or Fowler's danio (Devario regina) is a freshwater tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in India, Myanmar, Thailand, northwestern Malaya, and the Mekong River basin, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 3.1 in (7.9 cm).

In the wild, the queen danio is a rheophilic species found in fast-moving rivers with sandy bottoms in a tropical climate, and prefer water with an ideal temperature range of 73–77 °F (23–25 °C). Its diet consists of annelid worms, small crustaceans, and insects. The queen danio is oviparous.

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  1. ^ Vidthayanon, C. (2012). "Devario regina". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. IUCN: e.T180811A1665377. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T180811A1665377.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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