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

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]


Currently, 46 species in this genus are recognized:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2024). Species of Devario in FishBase. March 2024 version.
  2. ^ Ramananda, Y.; Vishwanath, W. (2014). "Devario deruptotalea, a new species of cyprinid fish from Manipur, India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 3827 (1): 78–86. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3827.1.7. PMID 25081148.
  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. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4227.3.7. PMID 28187577.
  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. doi:10.15625/0866-7160/v32n4.722.
  5. ^ Sudasinghe, Hiranya; Pethiyagoda, Rohan; Meegaskumbura, Madhava (2020-08-01). "Evolution of Sri Lanka's Giant Danios (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Devario): Teasing apart species in a recent diversification". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 149: 106853. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2020.106853. PMID 32417495. S2CID 218680147. Retrieved 2021-08-22.