Melanotaenia irianjaya Allen, 1985
Irian Jaya rainbowfish
Melanotaenia irianjaya
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 15
Distribution:  Asia: Vogelkop and Bomberai Peninsula in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-16; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 21-26
Biology:  Occurs in rainforest creeks and small rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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