Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Danionidae
(Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: Danio: From ‘dhani’, local Bengali/Bangla name for small minnows (Ref. 2031); assamila: Derived from the area of occurrence (Assam) and the ending in dangila, to be understood as ‘the Danio dangila of Assam’.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Brahmaputra River drainage in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101154)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 18;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Danio assamila is distinguished from all congeners except D. dangila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, and D. sysphigmatus by produced first ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, large cleithral spot, and pattern of dark rings enclosing light interspaces on the side. It differs from these species by having round or slightly oval cleithral spot (vs. vertically extended in D. dangila), anterior interstripe Ia usually present (vs. absent in D. dangila), rings in series along side elongate, width of dark perimeter of about same width as diameter of light centre or wider (vs. elongate, with narrower perimeter in D. sysphigmatus, round in other species), ring pattern not extending onto caudal peduncle (vs. present on part of caudal peduncle in D. dangila, D. catenatus and D. concatenatus), and 32-34, rarely 36, scales on lateral line (vs. 35-38 in D. sysphigmatus) (Ref. 101154).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., 2015. Taxonomy of chain Danio, an Indo-Myanmar species assemblage, with description of four new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(4):357-380. (Ref. 101154)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00370 - 0.02149), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .