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

Genus: Glossolepis

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Asia
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Glossolepis dorityi Allen, 2001

Photo by Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Glossolepis dorityi
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Asia
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis incisus Weber, 1907

Photo by Photo by Malkowski, P.
 
Glossolepis incisus
[Red rainbowfish]
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Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Glossolepis kabia
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Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Glossolepis leggetti
[Leggett's rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Glossolepis maculosus Allen, 1981

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Glossolepis maculosus
[Spotted rainbowfish]



Asia and Oceania
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Glossolepis multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis multisquamata
[Sepik rainbowfish]



Asia
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Glossolepis pseudoincisus Allen & Cross, 1980

Photo by Photo by Baesler, S.
 
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
[Tami River rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Glossolepis ramuensis Allen, 1985

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis ramuensis
[Ramu rainbowfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Glossolepis wanamensis Allen & Kailola, 1979

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Glossolepis wanamensis
[Lake Wanam rainbowfish]



9 species

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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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