Melanotaenia flavipinnis Allen, Hadiaty & Unmack, 2014
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  7.15 cm SL (male/unsexed); 7.72 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Indonsesia; known only from the southeastern portion of the island of Misool in two drainage systems, Garn River and Ifaupan Creek (Ref. 094793).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal soft rays: 22-26. Diagnosis: distinguished by the following combination of characters: dorsal rays usually V or VI-I, 11 to 14 (usually 13); anal-rays I,22-26 (usually 23 to 25); pectoral-rays 12 to 14 ( usually 14); lateral scales 34-36 (usually 35 or 36), predorsal scales 16 to 19 (usually 17 or 18); circumpeduncular scales 12 or 13; total gill rakers on 1st arch 16 to 19 ( usually 18 or 19); total scales covering preoperculum 11-16 (average 13.2); origin of 1st dorsal-fin clearly anterior to anal-fin origin; longest anal-fin ray conspicuously greater than caudal peduncle depth; greatest body depth of adult male relatively slender, 2.8-3.3 in SL; colour in life generally greenish dorsally with faint yellow stripe between each horizontal scale row; prominent midlateral blue stripe on posterior half of body, initially one scale row in width, but expanding to 2 rows (midlateral and row just below) on caudal peduncle; median fins generally yellow, except caudal fin greyish brown (Ref. 094793).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 December 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Hennyey, Andrea - 27.11.18

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