Xenopoecilus

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Xenopoecilus
Xenopoecilus sarasinorum (Wroclaw Zoo).JPG
Xenopoecilus sarasinorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Adrianichthyidae
Genus: Xenopoecilus
Species

Xenopoecilus is a genus of small fish in the Adrianichthyidae family. All members of the genus are threatened and endemic to lakes in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pollution and the introduction of other fish into the lakes are the main reasons for the fall in Xenopoecilus numbers.

Species[edit]

Today many authorities do not recognize this genus, instead including the three species in other genera:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Adrianichthys oophorus" in FishBase. September 2012 version.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Adrianichthys poptae" in FishBase. September 2012 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Oryzias sarasinorum" in FishBase. September 2012 version.