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Oryzias melastigma

(McClelland 1839)

Oryzias melastigma was originally described as Aplocheilus melastigma by McClelland in 1839. It belongs to the family Adrianichthyidae and subfamily Oryziinae. It is commonly known as Java medaka and is known Java medaka in USA (contiguous states), Estuarine ricefish in India, Bechi in Bangladesh, Hande titteya in Sri Lanka, Blue eye in Sri Lanka. more common names It is found in Fresh and Brackish water.
Species   melastigma
AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
AuthorNI   McClelland
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Synonym
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Beloniformes Beloniformes
Family   Adrianichthyidae
Oryziinae Oryziinae
Genus   Oryzias
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Beloniformes
Family   Adrianichthyidae
Subfamily   Oryziinae
Genus   Oryzias
Original Name   Aplocheilus        
Taxon Name   melastigmus
Original Combination   Aplocheilus melastigmus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Aplocheilus melastigmus
OriginalSubGenus   Aplocheilus
Original Author   McClelland
Original AuthorWI   McClelland [J.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   Oryziinae
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Calcutta, India.
Primary Code   ---
Primary Type   No types known
Page   301, 427
Illustrations   Pl. 42 (fig. 3)

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Oryzias melastigma
Current Species   melastigma
Current Genus Oryzias
Current AuthorWI Hamilton [F.]
Current AuthorNI   Hamilton
Current Year   1822
Current Family Adrianichthyidae
Current Subfamily
Oryziinae Oryziinae

Habitat freshwater, brackish.        
Water Fresh and Brackish water

Current Summary   Synonym of Oryzias dancena  (Hamilton 1822). Adrianichthyidae: Oryziinae.
Name History   •Valid as Oryzias melastigma (McClelland 1839) -- (Uwa & Parenti 1988:159 [ref. 6852], Ataur Rahman 1989:63 [ref. 24860], Pethiyagoda 1991:178 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:745 [ref. 20764], Rema Devi 1992:358 [ref. 24007], Rema Devi & Ilango 1993:248 [ref. 24017], Indra 1994:421 [ref. 24015], Rema Devi et al. 1996:140 [ref. 24021], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:157 [ref. 24759], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:172 [ref. 24760], Rema Devi et al. 1999:160 [ref. 24758], Menon 1999:266 [ref. 24904], Ataur Rahman 2003:78 [ref. 31338]). •Not an Oryzias, based mainly or entirely on young of Aplocheilus panchax (Hamilton 1822) -- (Roberts 1998:214 [ref. 23471]). •An Oryzias -- (K. Lazara, pers. comm. 9/12/08). •Synonym of Oryzias dancena (Hamilton 1822) with question -- (Kottelat 2013:288 [ref. 32989]).

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asinua Oryzias asinua Parenti [L. R.], Hadiaty [R. K.], Lumbantobing [D. N.] & Herder [F.] 2013Valid
bonneorum Oryzias bonneorum Parenti [L. R.] 2008Valid
carnaticus Oryzias carnaticus (Jerdon [T. C.] 1849)Valid
celebensis Oryzias celebensis (Weber [M.] 1894)Valid
curvinotus Oryzias curvinotus (Nichols [J. T.] & Pope [C. H.] 1927)Valid
cyanophthalmus Oryzias cyanophthalmus (Blyth [E.] 1858)Synonym
dancena Oryzias dancena (Hamilton [F.] 1822)Valid
dopingdopingensis Oryzias dopingdopingensis Mandagi [I. F.], Mokodongan [D. F.], Tanaka [R.] & Yamahira [K.] 2018Valid
eversi Oryzias eversi Herder [F.], Hadiaty [R. K.] & Nolte [A. W.] 2012Valid
hadiatyae Oryzias hadiatyae Herder [F.] & Chapuis [S.] 2010Valid
haugiangensis Oryzias haugiangensis Roberts [T. R.] 1998Valid
hubbsi Oryzias hubbsi Roberts [T. R.] 1998Valid
javanicus Oryzias javanicus (Bleeker [P.] 1854)Valid
latipes Oryzias latipes (Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1846)Valid
latipes sinensis Oryzias latipes sinensis Chen [Y.-R.], Uwa [H.] & Chu [X.-L.] 1989Synonym
luzonensis Oryzias luzonensis (Herre [A. W. C. T.] & Ablan [G. L.] 1934)Valid
madagascariensis Oryzias madagascariensis Arnoult [J.] 1963Synonym
marmoratus Oryzias marmoratus (Aurich [H.] 1935)Valid
matanensis Oryzias matanensis (Aurich [H.] 1935)Valid
mekongensis Oryzias mekongensis Uwa [H.] & Magtoon [W.] 1986Valid
melastigmus Oryzias melastigmus (McClelland [J.] 1839)Synonym
minutillus Oryzias minutillus Smith [H. M.] 1945Valid
nebulosus Oryzias nebulosus Parenti [L. R.] & Soeroto [B.] 2004Valid
nigrimas Oryzias nigrimas Kottelat [M.] 1990Valid
orthognathus Oryzias orthognathus Kottelat [M.] 1990Valid
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