Melanotaenia

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Melanotaenia
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Melanotaenia boesemani
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Subfamily: Melanotaeniinae
Genus: Melanotaenia
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Atherina nigrans
J. Richardson, 1843
Synonyms

Aida Castelnau, 1875
Aidaprora Whitley, 1935
Amneris Whitley, 1935
Anisocentrus Regan, 1914
Aristeus Castelnau, 1878
Charisella Fowler, 1939
Nematocentris Peters, 1866
Neoatherina Castelnau, 1875
Rhombatractus Gill, 1894
Rhombosoma Regan, 1914
Strabo Kner & Steindachner, 1867
Zantecla Castelnau, 1873

Melanotaenia is a genus of rainbowfish from Australia, Indonesia (West Papua), New Guinea, and nearby smaller islands.

Species[edit]

There are currently 86 recognized species in this genus:

Undescribed species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Allen, G.R., Hadiaty, R.K., Unmack, P.J. & Erdmann, M.V. (2015): Rainbowfishes (Melanotaenia: Melanotaeniidae) of the Aru Islands, Indonesia with descriptions of five new species and redescription of M. patoti Weber and M. senckenbergianus Weber. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 21 (2): 66-108.
  2. ^ a b c d Kadarusman, Hadiaty, R.K., Segura, G., Setia Wibawa, G., Caruso, D. & Pouyaud, L. (2012). "Four new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from Arguni Bay, West Papua, Indonesia". Cybium. 36 (2): 369–382.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f Allen, G.R., Unmack, P.J. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2016): The "Goldiei" group of rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from the Birds Neck Region of New Guinea (Papua and West Papua Provinces, Indonesia) with descriptions of five new species and recognition of Melanotaenia dumasi Weber. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 22 (1): 1-32.
  4. ^ a b c Allen, G.R., Unmack, P.J. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2014): Three new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from the Birds Head Peninsula, West Papua Province, Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 20 (3): 139-158.
  5. ^ Kadarusman, Sudarto, Paradis, E. & Pouyaud, L. (2010). "Description of Melanotaenia fasinensis, a new species of rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae) from West Papua, Indonesia with comments on the rediscovery of M. ajamaruensis and the endangered status of M. parva" (PDF). Cybium. 34 (2): 207–215.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Allen, G.R., Hadiaty, R.K. & Unmack, P.J. (2014): Melanotaenia flavipinnis, a new species of Rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae) from Misool Island, West Papua Province, Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 20 (1): 35-52.
  7. ^ Graf, J.A., Herder, F. & Hadiaty R.K. (2015). "A New Species of Rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae), Melanotaenia garylangei, from Western New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia)". Fishes of Sahul. 29 (2): 870–881.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Nugraha, M.F.I., Kadarusman, Hubert, N., Avarre, J.C., Hadiaty, R.K., Slembrouck, J., Carman, O., Sudarto, Ogistira, R. & Pouyaud, L. (2015). "Eight new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from the Birds Head Region, West Papua, Indonesia". Cybium. 39 (2): 99–130.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  9. ^ Allen, G.R., Unmack P.J. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2015). "Melanotaenia rubrivittata, a new species of rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae) from Northwestern Papua Province, Indonesia". Fishes of Sahul. 29 (1): 846–858.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ Allen, G.R. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2013): Melanotaenia sneideri, a New Species of Rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae), from West Papua Province, Indonesia. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 19 (3): 137-146.
  11. ^ Allen, G.R. & Unmack, P.J. (2008). "A new species of rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae: Melanotaenia), from Batanta Island, western New Guinea". aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology. 13 (3–4): 109–120.
  12. ^ Unmack PJ (2016) Fishes of Sahul, 30(3): 1025–1032 (September 2016)