Species Details

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Scientific Name : Danio dangila
Family : Cyprinidae
Order : Cypriniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Dangila Danio
Habitat : Stagnant water,Rice fields,Streams,Canals,Ditches,Ponds,Beels
Description : This fish has a long, somewhat flattened body. Its mouth is slanted and has two pairs of barbells (one near its mouth and another on its cheeks). The scales on its side form a curved line, and there are usually about 38 of them.

As for its appearance:

It's greenish on its back and silvery on its sides and belly.
You might notice some blue lines on its body.
The anal fin, which is one of its back fins, can have two or three stripes.
For its measurements:

The head is about 5 times smaller than its total length.
The body is about 3.5 to 4 times smaller than its total length.
The eyes are pretty big, making up about 3 times the length of its head.
The snout, which is its nose area, is quite short, only about 0.8 times the length of its head.
You can find this fish in mountain streams near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. It's a relatively small fish, usually reaching a maximum length of 15 cm.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Zarin Tasnim, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: www.fishbase.in, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Rowntree, Paul,www.fishbase.se. more information please contact with us.