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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Beloniformes  
 Family Adrianichthyidae  
 Genus Oryzias  
  Oryzias sinensis  Chen, Uwa & Chu, 1989 
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Synonyms:Aplocheilus latipesOryzias latipesOryzias latipes latipesOryzias latipes sinensisPoecilia latipes  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Small-sized, laterally compressed beloniform fishes. Eyes large. Mouth small, not protrusible. Teeth small on premaxilla and dentary. Single dorsal fin set posteriorly, with 6 soft rays; anal fin with 15 to 19 soft rays; caudal fin truncate and asymmetrical, with 5 upper and 6 lower branched rays; pectoral fins falcate, with 9 or 10 soft rays; pelvic fins with 6 soft rays. Scales moderate to minute, cycloid, 30 to 33 in lateral series; no lateral line; predorsal scales 26 to 28. Dorsal- and anal-fin rays of male longer and thicker than those of female and often with bony contact organs on distal segments of anal-fin rays. Body nearly translucent in life, a black line from dorsal surface of head to dorsal-fin origin, a midlateral black line from head to base of caudal fin, a black line along anal-fin base, a black submarginal line on dorsal and on ventral portion of caudal fin, body may be covered with scattered, tiny melanophores concentrated at pectoral-fin base; males may be more darkly coloured than females. 
Habitat: Prefers slow-moving streams, also found in brackish water, estuaries, and mangroves. Schooling fishes. Surface-feeding, omnivorous, but reported to feed principally on copepods, insects, and mollusc and crustacean larvae. Oviparous, females may carry a cl 
Distribution: Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China and Viet Nam. Reported from the middle Nam Theun, Mekong, Irrawaddy, Salween, Red River and Nanpangjiang in basins. Introduced in Iran and Turkmenistan. It is found in northern and central Taiwan. 
Utility: Used in experimental research. Is easy to maintain in the aquarium. A fluorescent ornamental variety (genetically modified fish), a product of fluorescent protein extracted from jellyfish and attaching to DNA in embryonic fish of this is now being sold in 
Name Code: Fis-146778
  IUCN Red List:LC     
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