Melanotaenia patoti Weber, 1907
Patoti’s rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  8.79 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8.13 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 8
Distribution:  Asia: Trangan Island, Aru Islands in Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 20-21. Melanotaenia patoti is distinguished by the following combination of characters: V-VI-I,11-12 dorsal-fin rays; I,20- 21 anal-fin rays; 15 pectoral-fin rays; 33-34 scales on lateral line, 16-17 predorsal scales; 12-14 cheek scales; 16-18 total gill rakers on first arch 16-18; greatest body depth of adult male 36.9 % SL; colour in life generally greenish brown to bluish, grading to silvery white ventrally with series of orange-red stripes on side of body (Ref. 110723).
Biology:  Inhabits creeks with slow flowing water and soft, muddy bottom with abundant aquatic vegetation and leaf and log litter (Ref. 110723).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.08.16

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