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Oryzias mekongensis  Uwa & Magtoon, 1986

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Actinopterygii (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 / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory.   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27139)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 13 - 16; Vertebrae: 27 - 29. Upper and lower edge of caudal fin with bright orange margins (Ref. 43281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow permanent standing water of ditches, canals and ponds. Most commonly found in water that has dense growth of submerged aquatic macrophytes with finely divided leaves. Feeds on plankton. Caught only with fine-meshed nets or when larger nets pull out large amounts of plants, trapping the fishes in them. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693). Non-annual breeder. Is very difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs clusters are deposited among the vegetation.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Seegers, Lothar | Collaborators

Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d'Ichtyologie, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00192 - 0.01252), 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):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming fec < 100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .