Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Badidae
Etymology: huli: The specific name is derived from the Kannada word ಹು , ‘Huli’, for tiger and alludes to the
vertical bars on its body, which reminded us of the stripes of a tiger. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: a small tributary stream of the Tunga River in Karnataka, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98908)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8;
Vertebrae: 26. Dario huli is distinguished from all congeners, except D. urops, by having a conspicuous black blotch on the caudal-fin base and the anterior dorsal-fin lappets in males not being produced beyond the fin spines. It can be diagnosed from D. urops by having the following characters: horizontal suborbital stripe absent (vs. suborbital stripe present); a series of up to 8 black bars on the body (vs. 2-3 black bars restricted to the caudal peduncle); an oval caudal-fin blotch with a lighter bar in front of it, sometimes inconspicuous (vs. a round blotch with a curved, halo-like lighter area); 25 scales in a lateral row (vs. 28); 13+13=26 vertebrae (vs. 14+14-15=28-29); 3-5 tubed lateral-line scales (vs. tubed lateral-line scales completely absent); and teeth on hypobranchial 3 (vs. absence of teeth) (Ref. 98908).
Occurs in a small, clearwater stream, up to 5 m wide and 2 m deep, with sandy bottom and larger rocks and boulders. Collected from among vegetation hanging down into the water along the edges of the stream. Found associated with the following fish species: Devario malabaricus, Rasbora dandia, Danio rerio, Lepidocephalichthys thermalis, Acanthocobitis cf. mooreh, Pterocryptis wynaadensis, Mastacembelus cf. armatus, Channa cf. gachua, and Pseudosphromenus cupanus (Ref. 98908).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R. and A. Ali, 2015. Dario huli, a new species of badid from Karnataka, southern India. (Teleostei: Percomorpha; Badidae). Zootaxa 3911(1):139-144. (Ref. 98908)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .