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The Biobrio 9(3 & 4), 2022

Morphometric study of hill stream fish Danio aequipinnatus of Kakolat fall of Nawada, Bihar

Santosh Kumar, Jai Nandan Prasad Yadav & Arun Kumar


Danio aequipinnatus is widely known as Giant danio. It has vivid blue and yellowish stripes on its body and can achieve a height of 10 cm. Danio aequipinnatus is widely distributed throughout the Indian sub-continent including Thailand and China. In India, it is distributed in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is also found in Pakistan. Danio aequipinnatus mainly lives at high elevations. These are valued commercially in India as aquarium decorative fish. The aim of present study is to elaborate the morphometry of Danio aequipinnatus in Nawada District of Bihar.


Danio aequipinnatus, Morphometry, hill, water current, Nawada

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