Melanotaenia mairasi, Lake Furnusu rainbowfish

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Melanotaenia mairasi Allen & Hadiaty, 2011

Lake Furnusu rainbowfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Melanotaenia: Greek, melan, -anos = black + latin, taenia = stripe (Ref. 45335);  mairasi: Named for the tribe of the traditional land owners of the type locality.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 87110).   Tropical

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Asia: Lake Furnusu, West Papua in Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 4 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 1-2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 19. This species of the maccullochi group of rainbowfishes is distinguished by the following set of characters: D IV-VI-I,11 to 13 (usually 11); A I-II,16–19 (usually I,18-19); pectoral rays 12-14 (usually 13-14); lateral scales 32-34 (usually 34); gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch 15-17. Colour in life brownish dorsally and white ventrally with mid-lateral blackish stripe from eye to caudal-fin base, narrow red stripe between each scale row of body, and orange scale margins (Ref. 87110).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Specimens were collected adjacent to a rocky shore among aquatic vegetation and submerged Pandanus roots. Except for the holotype, only juveniles were collected, but adult fish were observed among dense vegetation at depths below 2 to 3 m. Other species present in the lake were provisionally identified as follows: Neosilurus brevidorsalis (Plotosidae), Craterocephalus fistularis (Atherinidae), Mogurnda new species (Eleotridae), and Oxyeleotris nullipora (Eleotridae) (Ref. 87110).

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Allen, G.R. and R.K. Hadiaty, 2011. A new species of rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae), from western New Guinea (West Papua Province, Indonesia). Journal of the Australia New Guinea Fishes Association 25(1):602-607. (Ref. 87110)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .