Melanotaenia ogilbyi Weber, 1910

Ogilby's Rainbowfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1995

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Papua Province, New Guinea


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Weber, M. (1910). Neue Fische aus Niederländisch Süd-Neu-Guinea. Notes from the Leyden Museum 32(4 (no. 28)): 225-240.


Other references:

Allen, G. R. (1991). Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Allen, G. R., A. W. Storey and M. Yarro. 2008. Freshwater Fishes of the Fly River Papua New Guinea. Tabubil, PNG. Ok Tedi Mining and Tropical Reef Research. .

Allen, G.R., Hortle, K.G. and Renyaan, S.J. 2000. Freshwater fishes of the Timika region New Guinea. . PT Freeport Indonesia and Tropical Reef Research, Osbourne Park.

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

Kadarusman, Allen, G. R. and Hammer, M. (2020). Melanotaenia ogilbyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T13069A147682517. Accessed on 27 November 2022.

Ohee, H. L. (2016). Freshwater fish diversity in an oil palm concession area in Mimika, Papua. Biodiversitas 17(2): 665-672.


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