Melanotaenia rubrostriata (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
Red-striped rainbowfish
Melanotaenia rubrostriata
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  12.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.59999990463257 - 7.40000009536743
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: between the Aramia River (near the Fly River) of Papua New Guinea and Etna Bay in central Irian Jaya, Indonesia and also the Aru Islands in the Arafura Sea and Daru Island near Torres Strait.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-23
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.11.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.08.16

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