Melanotaenia parva Allen, 1990
Lake Kuromai rainbowfish
photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from Lake Kurumoi, Vogelkop Peninsula, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 19-24
Biology:  Inhabits Lake Kurumoi, within the Yakati River watershed (presently below the level of its natural outlet without a visible drainage) in mountainous terrain at an elevation of 400 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 04 December 2019 (B2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 03.08.94

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