Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Badidae
Etymology: Dario: Bengali/Bangla: ‘Darhi’, local Bengali name for this species; ‘Darhi’ also means ‘beard' (Ref. 2031); dayingensis: Named derived from the Da Ying River from which it was exclusively collected. More on authors: Kullander & Britz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 46238); 2.1 cm SL (female)
(total): 15 - 16;
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 25 - 27. A small fish not exceeding 2.2 cm SL. Transverse scale row 9.5. Vertebrae usually 26. Palatine teeth present. Anguloarticular lateralis canal absent. Males with a black blotch anteriorly in dorsal fin. Stripes on side of head absent. Body color uniform or with weak reticulate pattern formed by dark scale margins; no vertical bars; no caudal, cleithral or opercular blotches (Ref. 46238).
Collected from a small stream, wider than 2 m, about 30 cm deep, with relatively fast current, running through an open cultured area. Bottom composed of substrate rock, sand, leaf litter and mud (Ref. 46238).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O. and R. Britz, 2002. Revision of the family Badidae (Teleostei: Perciformes), with description of a new genus and ten new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(4):295-372. (Ref. 46238)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .