Lake Wanam rainbowfish

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Lake Wanam rainbowfish
Glossolepis wanamensis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Genus: Glossolepis
Species: G. wanamensis
Binomial name
Glossolepis wanamensis
G. R. Allen & Kailola, 1979

The Lake Wanam rainbowfish (Glossolepis wanamensis) is a critically endangered species of fish in the family Melanotaeniidae. It is endemic to Lake Wanam near Lae in Papua New Guinea. It has virtually disappeared from the small lake (2–3 km in diameter) due to competition from introduced, non-native tilapias, but captive populations exist.

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