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Danio rerio

Basic information
Scientific name Danio rerio (No picture)
Common names Zebrafish, Zebra danio
Higher taxon Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii
Natural range India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar
Habitat Small stream, rice field, etc. Surface to middle depth.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Reservoir pond in N Okinawajima Is. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date 2000
Route Deliberate: Release of pet animals.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries USA, Colombia
Reference Notes
  • Abe (ed) (1987) Illustrated Fishes in Color. Hokuryukan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Froese & Pauly (eds) (2009) FishBase (Accessed on 2010-12-09)
  • Kobayashi & Mori (eds) (1995) The Complete Encyclopednia of Tropical Fish. Sekai Bunka Pub., Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Matsuzawa & Senou (2008) Alien fishes of Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Pisces (1993) Picture Book of Aquarium Fish & Water-Plants. Pisces, Yokohama (in Jpn)
This species is often bred not only as pet animal but as model animal for life science research.