Heiko Bleher writes:
This was another waterfall on Batanta Island we climbed up to it, it is below the giant waterfall shown previously. And this is the only place on earth where Melanotaenia batanta lives, no other place.It lives only in this small body of water. This is was paradise..."
Found in Deepwater Creek east of Rosedale, SE-Qld, is a rainbow, apparently a natural hybrid of Melanotaenia duboulayi & M. s. splendida. Both occur in streams of the wider region but have not been found in the same catchments, reports Gunther Schmida.
Rainbowfishes (Melanotaenia: Melanotaeniidae) of the Aru Islands, Indonesia
with descriptions of five new species and redescription of M. patoti Weber
and M. senckenbergianus Weber
Gerald R. Allen, Renny K. Hadiaty, Peter J. Unmack and Mark V. Erdmann (pdf)