Oryzias sarasinorum

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Oryzias sarasinorum
Xenopoecilus sarasinorum (Wroclaw Zoo).JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Adrianichthyidae
Genus: Oryzias
O. sarasinorum
Binomial name
Oryzias sarasinorum
(Popta, 1905)

Haplochilus sarasinorum Popta, 1905
Xenopoecilus sarasinorum (Popta, 1905)

Oryzias sarasinorum, the Sarasins minnow or Sarasins buntingi, is a species of ricefish in the Adrianichthyidae. It is endemic to Lake Lindu in Lore Lindu National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia.[2] This species was described as Haplochilus sarasinorum by C.M.L. Popta in 1905[3] and she named it in honour of the Swiss naturalists and second cousins Paul Sarasin (1856-1929) and Fritz Sarasin (1859-1942), the latter being the collector of the type.[4] Although the IUCN state that the population of this fish is stabled it is threatened by introduced non native fish, common carp, Mozambique tilapia and walking catfish; and a decline in water quality caused by increased agriculture in the lake's catchment which is causing a decline in water quality, it is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered.[1]


  1. ^ a b Mokodongan, D.F. (2019). "Xenopoecilus sarasinorum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T23123A90980952. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Oryzias sarasinorum" in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Haplochilus sarasinorum". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  4. ^ Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (15 June 2019). "Order BELONIFORMES (Needlefishes)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 28 July 2019.