Species Details

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Indian Ricefish/Ricefish Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Oryzias dancena
Family : Adrianichthyidae
Order : Beloniformes
Class : Actinopterygii
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Estuarine and Brackish waters in Costal area of Bangladesh
Description : These fish are commonly found in coastal waters but are versatile enough to inhabit various environments, ranging from brackish mangrove swamps influenced by tides to freshwater forest streams, major river basins, and pools. Adult males display elongated filamentous fin rays in their dorsal and anal fins, and they are a bit slimmer than their female counterparts. In their natural habitat, they feed on small insects, worms, crustaceans, and other zooplankton. These fish are generally non-aggressive, and they tend to exhibit more effective behavior and confidence when in groups of eight or more.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Razia Sultana Setu, Department of Zoology,Universityof Dhaka; Information sources: IUCN Red List Bangladesh-2015, www.seriouslyfish.com.photo credit and copyright:Parenti, Lynne R.www.fishbase.de. more information please contact with us.