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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; pelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - 29°C (Ref. 31267)
Asia: near Gulf of Kutch to Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 245)
Found in estuaries, but can live temporarily in freshwater. Inhabits quiet rocks and corners of creeks and backwaters. Can withstand a wide range of salinity varying from 4.36 to 1.35% (Ref. 48443). Breeds easily throughout the year peak period during July and August. Larvicidal fish and eats mosquito larvae at the early instar stages. A suitable fish in malaria infected areas (Ref. 48443).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Parenti, L., 2008. A phylogenentic analysis and taxonomic revision of ricefishes, Oryzias and relatives (Beloniformes, Adrianichthyidae). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 154(3):494-610. (Ref. 80012)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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 (0.00190 - 0.01207), 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
): 2.4 ±0.22 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .