Lake Eacham rainbowfish
|Lake Eacham rainbowfish|
|A Lake Eacham rainbowfish in an aquarium|
G. R. Allen & N. J. Cross, 1982
The species was thought to be extinct due to predation from native fishes — including the Barred Grunter (Amniataba percoides) and Mouth Almighty (Glossamia aprion) — illegally translocated to Lake Eacham in the 1980s. The species was rediscovered in the private collections of aquarists and has also been found to have a wider distribution in the Barron and Johnstone River systems.
- Bray, Dianne; Gomon, Martin. "Lake Eacham Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia eachamensis". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
- Allen, Gerald R.; & Cross, Norbert J. (1982). Rainbowfishes of Australia and Papua New Guinea. Angus & Robertson, Australia. ISBN 0-207-14604-7
- Wager, R. 1996. Melanotaenia eachamensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
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