Chilatherina crassispinosa (Weber, 1913)
Silver rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed); 9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.69999980926514 - 8.5
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 19-24
Biology:  Usually inhabits hilly or mountainous terrain at elevations from 100-600 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 December 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.10.21

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