Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae
(Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Chilatherina: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335); pricei: Named after David Price..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 26386). Tropical
Asia: Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26386)
Abundant in the main channel of Reifafeif River, over rocks or boulders. Forms midwater aggregations to feed on algae and small invertebrates, mainly insects (Ref. 26386).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R. and S.J. Renyaan, 1996. Chilatherina pricei, a new species of rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae) from Irian Jaya. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 23(1-2):5-8. (Ref. 26386)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).