Oryzias melastigma   (McClelland,  1839) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Beloniformes
Family:Adrianichthyidae

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Male and female

Description
Size (male): 4.0 cm TL


Synonym (s)
Oryzias melastigmus (McClelland, 1839)
Oryzias melanostigma (McClelland, 1839)
(Misspelling)
Haplochilus melastigma (McClelland, 1839)
Haplochilus melanostigma (McClelland, 1839)
(Misspelling)
Aplocheilus melastigmus McClelland, 1839
Panchax argenteus Day, 1868
Panchax cyanophthalmus Blyth, 1858
(Misspelling)
Panchax cyanopthalma Blyth, 1858
Panchax melastigma (McClelland, 1839)

Common Name (s)
• Estuarine Top Minnow (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• West Bengal, Bangaon, Ichhamati River INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rama Rao, KV (1995) Pisces Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilika lake ZSI, Calcutta 483-506 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Raj, PJS (2006) Macro fauna of Pulicat lake NBA bulletin No.6 NBA Available at - http://www.nbaindia.org/docs/bulletin6-pulicatlake.pdf
  • Jones, S and Sujansingani, KH (1954) Fish and fisheries of the Chilka Lake with statistics of fish catches for the years 1948-1950 Indian Journal of Fisheries Indian Journal of Fisheries for the Indian Council of Agricultural Research 1 (1-2) 256-344 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1634/2/Article_15.pdf
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Das, SR and Nandi, NC (2004) Oxbow lake environment and management of Ichhamati river basin, West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 1(1&2) 81-90 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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