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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Melanotaeniidae Rainbowfishes, blue eyes

Genus: Glossolepis

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Bukkems, J.

Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Glossolepis dorityi Allen, 2001

Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Glossolepis dorityi
[]

Photo by Malkowski, P.

Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis incisus Weber, 1907

Photo by Malkowski, P.
 
Glossolepis incisus
[Red rainbowfish]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Glossolepis kabia
[]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Glossolepis leggetti
[Leggett's rainbowfish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Oceania
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Glossolepis maculosus Allen, 1981

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Glossolepis maculosus
[Spotted rainbowfish]

Photo by Baesler, S.

Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)

Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis multisquamata
[Sepik rainbowfish]

Photo by Baesler, S.

Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Allen & Cross, 1980

Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
[Tami River rainbowfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Oceania
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Glossolepis ramuensis Allen, 1985

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis ramuensis
[Ramu rainbowfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Glossolepis wanamensis Allen & Kailola, 1979

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis wanamensis
[Lake Wanam rainbowfish]
9 Species of Family Melanotaeniidae with Genus Glossolepis
(Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2001 Glossolepis dorityi Asia 11.5 SL
1907 Glossolepis incisus Red rainbowfish Asia 12 SL
1935 Glossolepis kabia Oceania 8.2 SL
1998 Glossolepis leggetti Leggett's rainbowfish Asia 9.3 SL
1981 Glossolepis maculosus Spotted rainbowfish Oceania 5 SL
1922 Glossolepis multisquamata Sepik rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 12 SL
1980 Glossolepis pseudoincisus Tami River rainbowfish Asia 8 SL
1985 Glossolepis ramuensis Ramu rainbowfish Oceania 6.5 SL
1979 Glossolepis wanamensis Lake Wanam rainbowfish Oceania 9 SL



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