Melanotaenia iris Allen, 1987
Strickland rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: known only from 5 specimens collected from the Logatyu River, a mountain tributary of the Strickland River near Wankipe, Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 21-24
Biology:  Not well known, however, was collected in a mountain tributary at 1200 m elevation about 850 km upstream from the sea.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 02 April 2020 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.10.21
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 03.08.94

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