Glossolepis incisus Weber, 1907
Red rainbowfish
photo by Malkowski, P.

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 7.6 - 8.2; dH range: 9 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: Endemic to Lake Sentani in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-20
Biology:  Adults inhabit a lake in a hilly area of about 75 m elevation. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (A2ce) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 06.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 29.07.94

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