Species Details

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Estuarine Ricefish Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oryzias melastigma
Family : Adrianichthyidae
Order : Beloniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haor,Estuarine and Brackish waters
Description : Body of Estuarine Ricefish is compressed.Body dull green above and white beneath.Mouth oblique.Head depressed.Upper jaw slightly smaller.Large cycloid scales.Caudal fin rounded. A thin dark line present towards the middle of the flanks.Teeth present in a single row in both jaws.
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, Encyclopedia of flora and fauna of Bangladesh(volume 23).photo credit and copyright:Mahalder, Balaram([email protected]).www.fishbase.de. more information please contact with us.