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Melanotaenia ajamaruensis Allen & Cross, 1980

Ajamaru Lakes rainbowfish

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: March 1955

Rediscovered in 2007

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

Indonesia

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Allen, G. R. and Cross, N. J. (1980). Description of five new rainbowfishes (Melanotaenidae) from New Guinea. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8(3): 377-396.

 

Other references:

Allen, G. R. (1990). Les poissons arc-en-ciel (Melanotaenidae) de la péninsule de Vogelkop, Irian Jaya, avec description de trois nouvelles espèces. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 16(4): 101-112.

Allen, G. (1996). Melanotaenia ajamaruensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T13055A3407837. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T13055A3407837.en. Downloaded on 19 May 2016.

Allen, G. R. and Boeseman, M. (1982). A collection of freshwater fishes from western New Guinea with descriptions of two new species (Gobiidae and Eleotridae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 10(2): 67-103.

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Kadarusman, Sudarto, Emmanuel Paradis, and Laurent Pouyaud. (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. Cybium 34(2): 207-215.

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