Chilatherina campsi (Whitley, 1957)
Highlands rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 7.5 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Oceania: Markham, Ramu, Sepik and Purari river systems in Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-16; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 21-26
Biology:  Occurs mainly in hilly or mountainous terrain between about 200 and 1525 m elevation.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.11.96
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 13.03.98

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