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Family: Melanotaeniidae Rainbowfishes, blue eyes



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Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides
[Cairns rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Chilatherina alleni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Chilatherina axelrodi
[Axelrod's rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Chilatherina bleheri Allen, 1985

Photo by Photo by Prins, E.
 
Chilatherina bleheri
[Bleher's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Chilatherina bulolo
[Bulolo rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Chilatherina campsi
[Highlands rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Chilatherina crassispinosa
[Silver rainbowfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Chilatherina fasciata (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Judy, T.
 
Chilatherina fasciata
[Barred rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Chilatherina lorentzii
[Lorentz's rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Chilatherina pagwiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Chilatherina pricei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Chilatherina sentaniensis
[Sentani rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Glossolepis dorityi Allen, 2001

Photo by Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Glossolepis dorityi
[]



Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis incisus Weber, 1907

Photo by Photo by Malkowski, P.
 
Glossolepis incisus
[Red rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Glossolepis kabia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Glossolepis leggetti
[Leggett's rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Glossolepis maculosus Allen, 1981

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Glossolepis maculosus
[Spotted rainbowfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis multisquamata
[Sepik rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Allen & Cross, 1980

Photo by Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
[Tami River rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Glossolepis ramuensis Allen, 1985

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis ramuensis
[Ramu rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Glossolepis wanamensis Allen & Kailola, 1979

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis wanamensis
[Lake Wanam rainbowfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Iriatherina werneri Meinken, 1974

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Iriatherina werneri
[Threadfin rainbowfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia affinis (Weber, 1907)

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Melanotaenia affinis
[North New Guinea rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia ajamaruensis
[Ajamaru lakes rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia albimarginata
[Whitetip rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia ammeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia angfa
[Yakati rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Melanotaenia arfakensis Allen, 1990

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia arfakensis
[Arfak rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia arguni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia aruensis
[Aru rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau, 1875)

Photo by Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Melanotaenia australis
[Western rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia batanta
[Batanta rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Melanotaenia boesemani Allen & Cross, 1980

Photo by Photo by Anderson,T.
 
Melanotaenia boesemani
[Boeseman's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia caerulea
[Blue rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia catherinae (de Beaufort, 1910)

Photo by Photo by Judy, T.
 
Melanotaenia catherinae
[Waigeo rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia corona
[Corona rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Melanotaenia duboulayi (Castelnau, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Cox, R.
 
Melanotaenia duboulayi
[Crimsonspotted rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia eachamensis Allen & Cross, 1982

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Melanotaenia eachamensis
[Lake Eacham rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia ericrobertsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia exquisita
[Exquisite rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Melanotaenia fasinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia flavipinnis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia fluviatilis
[Murray River rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia fredericki
[Sorong rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia garylangei
[]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia goldiei (Macleay, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Judy, T.
 
Melanotaenia goldiei
[Goldie River rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia gracilis Allen, 1978

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia gracilis
[Slender rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Allen, 1981

Photo by Photo by Macaraig, J.M.
 
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi
[Lake Tebera rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia irianjaya Allen, 1985

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia irianjaya
[Irian Jaya rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia iris
[Strickland rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia japenensis
[Yapen rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Melanotaenia kamaka Allen & Renyaan, 1996

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia kamaka
[Kamaka rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Melanotaenia kokasensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia kolaensis
[Kola rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Melanotaenia lacustris Munro, 1964

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia lacustris
[Lake Kutubu rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia lakamora
[Lakamora rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia laticlavia
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Melanotaenia maccullochi Ogilby, 1915

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia maccullochi
[Macculloch's rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Melanotaenia mairasi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia maylandi
[Mayland's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia misoolensis
[Misool rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia monticola
[Mountain rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia mubiensis
[Mubi rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia multiradiata
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Melanotaenia nigrans (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Melanotaenia nigrans
[Blackbanded rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Melanotaenia ogilbyi Weber, 1910

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia ogilbyi
[Ogilby's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia oktediensis
[Oktedi rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia papuae
[Papuan rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Melanotaenia parkinsoni Allen, 1980

Photo by Photo by Aland, G.
 
Melanotaenia parkinsoni
[Parkinson's rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia parva Allen, 1990

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Melanotaenia parva
[Lake Kuromai rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia patoti
[Patoti’s rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia picta
[Painted rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia pierucciae
[Pierucci's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia pimaensis
[Pima River rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Melanotaenia praecox (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Cox, R.
 
Melanotaenia praecox
[Dwarf rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia pygmaea Allen, 1978

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia pygmaea
[Pygmy rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia rubripinnis
[Red-finned rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia rubrivittata
[]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Melanotaenia rubrostriata (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia rubrostriata
[Red-striped rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Melanotaenia salawati
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia senckenbergianus
[Senckenberg rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Melanotaenia sexlineata (Munro, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Judy, T.
 
Melanotaenia sexlineata
[Fly River rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia solata
[Northern Rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Melanotaenia splendida (Peters, 1866)

Photo by Photo by Prins, E.
 
Melanotaenia splendida
[Eastern rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia sylvatica
[]



Asia
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Melanotaenia synergos Allen & Unmack, 2008

Photo by Photo by Giles, L.
 
Melanotaenia synergos
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Melanotaenia trifasciata (Rendahl, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Macaraig, J.M.
 
Melanotaenia trifasciata
[Banded rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia urisa
[]



Oceania

Melanotaenia utcheensis McGuigan, 2001

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Melanotaenia utcheensis
[Utchee rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Melanotaenia vanheurni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G.
 
Melanotaenia vanheurni
[Van Heurn's rainbowfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia veoliae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia wanoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Melanotaenia wokamensis
[Wokam rainbowfish]
No picture found


 
Pelangia mbutaensis
[]



Oceania
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Rhadinocentrus ornatus Regan, 1914

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Rhadinocentrus ornatus
[Ornate rainbowfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides Cairns rainbowfish Oceania 8.5 SL 1928
Chilatherina alleni Asia 1997
Chilatherina axelrodi Axelrod's rainbowfish Oceania 7 SL 1979
Chilatherina bleheri Bleher's rainbowfish Asia 12 SL 1985
Chilatherina bulolo Bulolo rainbowfish Oceania 7 SL 1938
Chilatherina campsi Highlands rainbowfish Oceania 7.5 SL 1957
Chilatherina crassispinosa Silver rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 11 SL 1913
Chilatherina fasciata Barred rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 11 SL 1913
Chilatherina lorentzii Lorentz's rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 10 SL 1907
Chilatherina pagwiensis Oceania 2012
Chilatherina pricei Asia 8.9 SL 1996
Chilatherina sentaniensis Sentani rainbowfish Asia 10 SL 1907
Glossolepis dorityi Asia 11.5 SL 2001
Glossolepis incisus Red rainbowfish Asia 12 SL 1907
Glossolepis kabia Oceania 8.2 SL 1935
Glossolepis leggetti Leggett's rainbowfish Asia 9.3 SL 1998
Glossolepis maculosus Spotted rainbowfish Oceania 5 SL 1981
Glossolepis multisquamata Sepik rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 12 SL 1922
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Tami River rainbowfish Asia 8 SL 1980
Glossolepis ramuensis Ramu rainbowfish Oceania 6.5 SL 1985
Glossolepis wanamensis Lake Wanam rainbowfish Oceania 9 SL 1979
Iriatherina werneri Threadfin rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 4 SL 1974
Melanotaenia affinis North New Guinea rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 11.5 SL 1907
Melanotaenia ajamaruensis Ajamaru lakes rainbowfish Asia 8.5 SL 1980
Melanotaenia albimarginata Whitetip rainbowfish Asia 9.1 SL 2015
Melanotaenia ammeri South East Asia 8.2 SL 2008
Melanotaenia angfa Yakati rainbowfish Asia 12 SL 1990
Melanotaenia arfakensis Arfak rainbowfish Asia 8 SL 1990
Melanotaenia arguni Asia 7.3 SL 2012
Melanotaenia aruensis Aru rainbowfish Asia 7.6 SL 2015
Melanotaenia australis Western rainbowfish Oceania 11 SL 1875
Melanotaenia batanta Batanta rainbowfish Asia 8.7 SL 1998
Melanotaenia boesemani Boeseman's rainbowfish Asia 9 SL 1980
Melanotaenia caerulea Blue rainbowfish Oceania 6.2 SL 1996
Melanotaenia catherinae Waigeo rainbowfish Asia 7.5 SL 1910
Melanotaenia corona Corona rainbowfish Asia 10 SL 1982
Melanotaenia duboulayi Crimsonspotted rainbowfish Oceania 11 SL 1878
Melanotaenia eachamensis Lake Eacham rainbowfish Oceania 6.5 SL 1982
Melanotaenia ericrobertsi Western Central Pacific 5.2 SL 2014
Melanotaenia exquisita Exquisite rainbowfish Oceania 7.5 SL 1978
Melanotaenia fasinensis Asia 2010
Melanotaenia flavipinnis Asia 7.7 SL 2014
Melanotaenia fluviatilis Murray River rainbowfish Oceania 11 SL 1878
Melanotaenia fredericki Sorong rainbowfish Asia 9 SL 1939
Melanotaenia garylangei Asia 7.8 SL 2015
Melanotaenia goldiei Goldie River rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 11.5 SL 1883
Melanotaenia gracilis Slender rainbowfish Oceania 7.5 SL 1978
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Lake Tebera rainbowfish Oceania 9 SL 1981
Melanotaenia irianjaya Irian Jaya rainbowfish Asia 8.5 SL 1985
Melanotaenia iris Strickland rainbowfish Oceania 10 SL 1987
Melanotaenia japenensis Yapen rainbowfish Asia 7.7 SL 1980
Melanotaenia kamaka Kamaka rainbowfish Asia 6.1 SL 1996
Melanotaenia kokasensis Asia 2008
Melanotaenia kolaensis Kola rainbowfish Asia 7.9 SL 2015
Melanotaenia lacustris Lake Kutubu rainbowfish Oceania 10 SL 1964
Melanotaenia lakamora Lakamora rainbowfish Asia 5.5 SL 1996
Melanotaenia laticlavia Asia 7.0 SL 2014
Melanotaenia maccullochi Macculloch's rainbowfish Oceania 7 SL 1915
Melanotaenia mairasi Asia 2011
Melanotaenia maylandi Mayland's rainbowfish Asia 9 SL 1983
Melanotaenia misoolensis Misool rainbowfish Asia 6 SL 1982
Melanotaenia monticola Mountain rainbowfish Oceania 8 SL 1980
Melanotaenia mubiensis Mubi rainbowfish Oceania 9.3 SL 1996
Melanotaenia multiradiata Asia 12.3 SL 2014
Melanotaenia nigrans Blackbanded rainbowfish Oceania 10 TL 1843
Melanotaenia ogilbyi Ogilby's rainbowfish Asia 7 SL 1910
Melanotaenia oktediensis Oktedi rainbowfish Oceania 10 SL 1980
Melanotaenia papuae Papuan rainbowfish Oceania 6.5 SL 1981
Melanotaenia parkinsoni Parkinson's rainbowfish Oceania 11 SL 1980
Melanotaenia parva Lake Kuromai rainbowfish Asia 5.5 SL 1990
Melanotaenia patoti Patoti’s rainbowfish Asia 8.8 SL 1907
Melanotaenia picta Painted rainbowfish Asia 9.3 SL 2015
Melanotaenia pierucciae Pierucci's rainbowfish Asia 5.9 SL 1996
Melanotaenia pimaensis Pima River rainbowfish Oceania 10 SL 1981
Melanotaenia praecox Dwarf rainbowfish Asia 5 SL 1922
Melanotaenia pygmaea Pygmy rainbowfish Oceania 5.5 SL 1978
Melanotaenia rubripinnis Red-finned rainbowfish Asia 10.2 SL 1998
Melanotaenia rubrivittata Asia 4.9 SL 2015
Melanotaenia rubrostriata Red-striped rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 12.5 SL 1886
Melanotaenia salawati South East Asia 2011
Melanotaenia senckenbergianus Senckenberg rainbowfish Asia 6.8 SL 1911
Melanotaenia sexlineata Fly River rainbowfish Oceania 7.3 SL 1964
Melanotaenia solata Northern Rainbowfish Oceania 12 SL 1964
Melanotaenia splendida Eastern rainbowfish Oceania 20 SL 1866
Melanotaenia sylvatica Oceania 5.5 SL 1997
Melanotaenia synergos Asia 6.4 SL 2008
Melanotaenia trifasciata Banded rainbowfish Oceania 13 SL 1922
Melanotaenia urisa Asia 8.8 SL 2012
Melanotaenia utcheensis Utchee rainbowfish Oceania 2001
Melanotaenia vanheurni Van Heurn's rainbowfish Asia 16 SL 1922
Melanotaenia veoliae Asia 9.2 SL 2012
Melanotaenia wanoma Asia 7.3 SL 2012
Melanotaenia wokamensis Wokam rainbowfish Asia 7.6 SL 2015
Pelangia mbutaensis Asia 1998
Rhadinocentrus ornatus Ornate rainbowfish Oceania 6 SL 1914



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