Melanotaenia parkinsoni Allen, 1980
Parkinson's rainbowfish
photo by Aland, G.

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  11 cm SL (male/unsexed); 9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.5 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 8
Distribution:  Oceania: Papua New Guinea between the Kemp Welsh River and Milne Bay.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-23
Biology:  Inhabits rainforest streams in lowland areas.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 06 December 2019 (B1b(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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