Blue panchax

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Blue panchax
Whitespot(Aplocheilus panchax).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Aplocheilidae
Genus: Aplocheilus
Species: A. panchax
Binomial name
Aplocheilus panchax
F. Hamilton, 1822

The blue panchax or whitespot (Aplocheilus panchax) is a common freshwater fish found in a large variety of habitats due to its high adaptability. This species is native to southern Asia from Pakistan to Indonesia.[1] It has been discovered in two hot springs in Singapore.[citation needed] Identified by a white-coloured spot on its head, the species can reach up to 9 cm (3.5 in) in length; it tends to keep to the surface of the water, and controls the mosquito population by feeding on their larvae.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Aplocheilus panchax" in FishBase. August 2012 version.
  2. ^ Aplocheilus panchax.BdFISH