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Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigmus (McClelland, 1839)

Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigma

Estuarine ricefish, Oryzias melastigma

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Beloniformes (Needlefishes) Family: Adrianichthyidae (Adrianichthyids) Subfamily: Oryziinae (Medakas or ricefishes) Genus: Oryzias Species: O. melastigmus

Synonyms Aplocheilus melastigmus McClelland, 1839 Haplochilus melastigma (McClelland, 1839) Panchax argenteus Day, 1868 Panchax cyanopthalma Blyth, 1858 Panchax melastigma (McClelland, 1839)

Common/local names English: Estuarine ricefish Bangladesh: Bechi (বেচি) and Kanpona (কানপোনা) …read more