Melanotaenia wokamensis Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
Wokam rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  7.56 cm SL (male/unsexed); 5.92 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sungai Tunguwatu in Wokam Island, Aru Islands, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-22. Melanotaenia wokamensis is distinguished by the following combination of characters: IV-VI-I,11-14 dorsal-fin rays; I,18-22 anal-fin rays; 12-14 (usually 13) pectoral-fin rays; 33-35 (rarely 35) scales on lateral line, 14-16 predorsal scales; 11-17 cheek scales; 15-17 total gill rakers on first arch; greatest body depth of adult male 34.4 % SL; color in life generally light blue on back with metallic reflections; dark blue midlateral stripe (1-2 scales wide), bordered with bold, relatively broad reddish to orange stripes; ventral portion of body greyish-white except bold dark-blue margins on scales above anal fin and large, bright blue patch just behind and below pectoral-fin base; second dorsal and anal fins bluish with broad, reddish outer margin; caudal fin semitranslucent reddish (Ref. 110723).
Biology:  Inhabits streams that are typically narrow (about 3-5 m average width) limestone channels flowing through rainforest. Most common in deeper pools up to 1.5-2.0 m depth below the numerous cascades and small waterfalls (Ref. 110723).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.08.16

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