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

Genus: Glossolepis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Glossolepis dorityi Asia 11.5 SL 2001
Glossolepis incisus Red rainbowfish Asia 12 SL 1907
Glossolepis kabia Oceania 8.2 SL 1935
Glossolepis leggetti Leggett's rainbowfish Asia 9.3 SL 1998
Glossolepis maculosus Spotted rainbowfish Oceania 5 SL 1981
Glossolepis multisquamata Sepik rainbowfish Asia and Oceania 12 SL 1922
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Tami River rainbowfish Asia 8 SL 1980
Glossolepis ramuensis Ramu rainbowfish Oceania 6.5 SL 1985
Glossolepis wanamensis Lake Wanam rainbowfish Oceania 9 SL 1979



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