Melanotaenia pygmaea, Pygmy rainbowfish

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Melanotaenia pygmaea Allen, 1978

Pygmy rainbowfish
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> Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Melanotaenia: Greek, melan, -anos = black + latin, taenia = stripe (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico; distribuzione batimetrica - 1 m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C - ; 14°S - 16°S

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Oceania: known only from two small tributaries of the Prince Regent River, West Kimberley district, northwestern Australia.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 44894); 3.5 cm SL (female); common length : 4.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 44894)

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in fast flowing streams interrupted by frequent cascades or rapids. Usually inhabits the deeper pools, often at the base of waterfalls with very clear water and a primarily solid rock bottom with little or no vegetative cover (Ref. 5259, 44894). Inhabits pools and rivulets on sandstone terraces (Ref. 44894). Seen in schools containing up to 50 or more individuals (Ref. 44894). Both sexes can become sexually mature at 2.3 cm SL (Ref. 2906) A popular aquarium species that thrives in captivity (Ref. 44894).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Vulnerabile, vedi Lista Rossa IUCN (VU) (D2); Date assessed: 01 February 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .