Melanotaenia affinis (Weber, 1907)
North New Guinea rainbowfish
Melanotaenia affinis
photo by AquaNet

Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  11.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-20; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 18-24
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.11.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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