Melanotaenia japenensis Allen & Cross, 1980
Yapen rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  7.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from Yapen Island in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 26-28
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 03 December 2019 (B1ab(iii,iv)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.10.21

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