Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes
(Needle fishes) > Adrianichthyidae
(Ricefishes) > Oryziinae
Etymology: Oryzias: Greek, oryza = rice; because of the habitat used by this fish (Ref. 45335); nebulosus: The specific name, nebulosus, misty or foggy, connotes a species previously unrecognized among the melanistic Oryzias in Lake Poso.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 1°S - 3°S, 120°W - 121°W (Ref. 54508)
Asia: Endemic to Lake Poso and its tributary stream, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54508)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21 - 22;
Vertebrae: 30 - 32. Having a unique sexual dichromatism: adult males dark gray to black in color, while females lighter grayish-yellow to brown. Some adult males possess external conical teeth on the jaws. Lateral process of pelvic bone is in line with the third or fourth pleural rib; precaudal vertebrae 11-13, modally 12; and dorsal fin relatively anterior (origin above 12-14th anal-fin ray); straight, narrow and slender ossified and cartilaginous portions of the gill arches. Dorsal body profile arches gently from head to dorsal-fin origin (Ref. 54508).
Collected in the morning in clear water over a bottom of sand, pebbles and fallen branches and during night time from a boat traveling along the lake shore, including the mouth of the tributary stream (Ref. 54508). Infested with parasitic copepods, Lernaea sp. (Ref. 54508).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parenti, L.R. and B. Soeroto, 2004. Adrianichthys roseni and Oryzias nebulosus, two new ricefishes (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Adrianichthyidae) from Lake Poso, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ichthyol. Res. 51:10-19. (Ref. 54508)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00189 - 0.01213), b=3.13 (2.91 - 3.35), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .