Devario fangae

Devario fangae is a species of small cyprinid fish, a type of danio which was described by the Swedish ichthyologist Sven Kullander in 2017 from specimens collected in previous years in from small streams which drained into the Mali River, a tributary of the Ayeyarwaddy River in the area around Putao in the extreme north of Kachin State in Myanmar. It appears to be closely related to Devario browni and to D. kakhienensis but is distinguished from them by the dark stripe along the middle of the side of the body being wider than the adjacent paler coloured stripes on either side.[1] The specific name is in memory of the late Fang Fang Kullander (1962-2010), who collected the first specimens and who suggested they may represent a new species in honour of her contribution to knowledge of the freshwater fish fauna of Myanmar.[1]

Devario fangae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Devario
D. fangae
Binomial name
Devario fangae
Kullander, 2017


  1. Sven O. Kullander (2017). "Devario fangae and Devario myitkyinae, two new species of danionin cyprinids from northern Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae: Danioninae)". Zootaxa. 4227 (3). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4227.3.7.

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