Melanotaenia multiradiata Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2014
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  12.25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: currently known only from Sisiah Creek near Moswaren Village, which lies about 25 km east of the town of Teminabuan, near the south coast of the Birds Head region of West Papua, Indonesia (Ref. 119199).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: -1; Anal soft rays: 23-26. Diagnosis: A species of melanotaeniid rainbowfish distinguished by the following combination of characters: dorsal rays IV-VI + I, 14-17 ( usually V + I, 15); anal rays I,23-26 (rarely 23); pectoral rays 14-17 (usually 15 or 16); lateral scales 37-38; transverse scales 9; predorsal scales 17-19; circumpeduncular scales 12 or 13; total gill rakers on 1st arch 16-19 ( usually 17 or 18); total scales covering preoperculum 13-17 (mean 15.8); origin of 1st dorsal fin usually about eye diameter behind level of anal-fin origin, but occasionally level of dorsal and anal-fin origins about even; greatest body depth of adult male 2.7-3.2 in SL; colour in life generally bluish green to yellowish, grading to white ventrally; mid-lateral dark stripe usually present, broader and more prominent on posterior half of body; dorsal fins with dark submarginal stripe and pale outer margin (Ref. 119199).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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