Family Melanotaeniidae - Rainbowfishes, blue eyes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 7 | Species : 91 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  Division
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Secondary freshwater
  Aquarium
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many
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea and some nearby islands. Body compressed; dorsal fins narrowly separated, the first with 3-7 spines and the second with 6-22 rays (the first being a stout spine in some species); anal fin with 10-30 rays, the first a stout spine in some species; lateral line absent or weakly developed; scales relatively large, 28-60 in lateral line series; innermost pelvic ray attached to abdomen by membrane along its entire length. Vertebrae 27-38. Males usually more colorful than females. Maximum length about 12 cm.
  Etymology
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Greek, melan, -anos = black + latin, taenia = stripe
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | | Cichlomorphae | Atheriniformes | Atherinoidei | | Melanotaeniidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Melanotaeniidae as currently in FishBase

Important recommendation:

The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Melanotaenia nigrans (Richardson, 1843)
acceptedseniornew
Atherina nigrans Richardson, 1843
synonymseniororiginal2
! Melanotaenia nigra (Richardson, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Melanotaenia splendida (Peters, 1866)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Aida inornata Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Aristeus cavifrons Macleay, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniornew
Aidaprora carteri Whitley, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal2
Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
Neoatherina australis Castelnau, 1875
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Melanotaenia duboulayi (Castelnau, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Atherinichthys duboulayi Castelnau, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia fluviatilis (Castelnau, 1878)
acceptedseniornew
Aristeus fluviatilis Castelnau, 1878
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
Melanotaenia goldiei (Macleay, 1883)
acceptedseniornew
Aristeus goldiei Macleay, 1883
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia rubrostriata (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
acceptedseniornew
Nematocentris rubrostriatus Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia splendida rubrostriata (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
synonymseniornew
! Melanotaenia rubrostriatus (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
synonymseniornew
Melanotaenia affinis (Weber, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia catherinae (de Beaufort, 1910)
acceptedseniornew
Rhombatractus catherinae de Beaufort, 1910
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew9
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Nematocentrus maccullochi (Ogilby, 1915)
synonymseniornew
Melanotaenia praecox (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Rhombatractus praecox Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia trifasciata (Rendahl, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia vanheurni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Rhombatractus vanheurni Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia solata Taylor, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia ajamaruensis Allen & Cross, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia boesemani Allen & Cross, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia japenensis Allen & Cross, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia oktediensis Allen & Cross, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia eachamensis Allen & Cross, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia iris Allen, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia angfa Allen, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia parva Allen, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia kamaka Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia lakamora Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia pierucciae Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia batanta Allen & Renyaan, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia rubripinnis Allen & Renyaan, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia ammeri Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia kokasensis Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia synergos Allen & Unmack, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia fasinensis Kadarusman, Sudarto, Paradis & Pouyaud, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia mairasi Allen & Hadiaty, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia salawati Kadarusman, Sudarto, Slembrouck & Pouyaud, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia arguni Kadarusman, Hadiaty & Pouyaud, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia urisa Kadarusman, Setiawibawa & Pouyaud, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia veoliae Kadarusman, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia wanoma Kadarusman, Segura & Pouyaud, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia albimarginata Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia aruensis Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia garylangei Graf, Herder & Hadiaty, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia kolaensis Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia picta Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia rubrivittata Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
Melanotaenia wokamensis Allen, Hadiaty, Unmack & Erdmann, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Glossolepis multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
Melanotaenia multisquamata Weber & de Beaufort, 1922
synonymseniororiginal2
! Glossolepis multisquamatus (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
synonymseniornew
Glossolepis kabia (Herre, 1935)
acceptedseniornew
Melanotaenia kabia Herre, 1935
synonymseniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Glossolepis wanamensis Allen & Kailola, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal2
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Allen & Cross, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Glossolepis leggetti Allen & Renyaan, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chilatherina fasciata (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
! Chilatherina lorentzi (Weber, 1907)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
! Chilaterina sentaniensi (Weber, 1907)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal2
Chilatherina bulolo (Whitley, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
Centratherina bulolo Whitley, 1938
synonymseniororiginal2
Chilatherina campsi (Whitley, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Anisocentrus campsi Whitley, 1957
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chilatherina pricei Allen & Renyaan, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
Chilatherina pagwiensis Allen & Unmack, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
! Rhadiocentrus ornatus Regan, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Iriatherina werneri Meinken, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal2
Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides (Nichols & Raven, 1928)
acceptedseniornew
Rhadinocentrus rhombosomoides Nichols & Raven, 1928
synonymseniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal2
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