noun (plural danios)
A small, brightly coloured freshwater fish of South and SE Asia.
- Genera Danio and Brachydanio, family Cyprinidae: several species.
- There are about 13 species of fish from the Western Ghats, which include half-beak fish, danio, loaches and rasboras.
- Zebra danio larvae of 4 mm body length and 35 mm long adults use the same burst and coast swimming style.
- A very peaceful fish which is why it is so well suited for community tanks, zebra danios tolerate a wide range of temperatures.
Modern Latin (genus name).
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