Killi
curve
Melanotaenia
Genus Melanotaenia

AUS
australis duboulayi
eachamensis fluviatilis utcheensis

M. australis group in
Melanotaenia


CI_2017

Discovered by Heiko Bleher in 2017


MAC
maccullochi
sahulensis wilsoni

M. maccullochi species group


NIG
exquisita gracilis
nigrans pygmaea


SPL
inornata rubrostriata
splendida tatei

M. splendida group, subspecies in
Melanotaenia splendida

Note that half a dozen former species in the genus are now synonymous with SPL, these are all marine fish.


TRI
trifasciata

M. trifasciata group, locations of
Melanotaenia trifasciata


affinis
Pagwi









batanta

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..."



boesemani
cf


duboulayi
Kangaroo_Creek
Lake_Hyawatha




fluviatilis
Macintyre
Murrumbidgee






laticlavia

Distribution: Birds Head Peninsula, Papua Barat Province, Indonesia Habitat: freshwater



parkinsoni

New Guinea


parva
Lake_Kurumoi



sexlineata





wokamensis
cf


x_1004

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.


x_exnig

Natural hybrid between, Melanotania nigrans and M. exquisita


Refs:
Freshwater Fishes of Australia
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)






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