Melanotaenia goldiei (Macleay, 1883)
Goldie River rainbowfish
Melanotaenia goldiei
photo by Judy, T.

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  11.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-17; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 21-26
Biology:  Inhabits swamps, backwaters, tributary streams and large rivers.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 December 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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