Adrianichthys oophorus (Kottelat, 1990)
Eggcarrying buntingi
Adrianichthys oophorus
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Adrianichthyidae (Ricefishes), subfamily: Adrianichthyinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 8.5
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal soft rays: 20-22. Distinguished from all other members of the family by the combination of the following characters: jaws subequal, 20-22 anal fin rays, eye diameter about equal to snout length, 33-35% HL, 58-65 scales in lateral row, 8-10 branched dorsal rays (Ref. 26747).
Biology:  The eggs are carried between the pelvic fins with each egg attached to the body by 10-20 filaments (Ref. 7050).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A2e) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 04.08.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.03.11
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.08.94

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