Melanotaenia ajamaruensis Allen & Cross, 1980:384

Ajamaru Lakes rainbowfish, sigak (local name)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: March 1955

Rediscovered in 2007

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient















Original scientific description:

Allen, Gerald R. and Cross, Norbert J. (1980). Description of five new rainbowfishes (Melanotaenidae) from New Guinea. Records of the Western Australian Museum 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. 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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