Melanotaenia ogilbyi Weber, 1910
Ogilby's rainbowfish
Melanotaenia ogilbyi
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only on the basis of 7 specimens collected from the Lower Lorentz River, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 17-18
Biology:  Not very well known, however, 7 specimens were collected in the lower reaches of a river in 1907.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 06 December 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 13.03.98
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 03.08.94

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