Melanotaenia laticlavia Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Melanotaenia: Greek, melan, -anos = black + latin, taenia = stripe (Ref. 45335);  laticlavia: Named laticlavia (Latin: having a broad stripe) with reference to the broad bluish-grey stripe along the lower side of the body (Ref. 119199).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Currently known only from Aifuf Creek in the Birds Head region of West Papua (Ref. 119199).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 119199)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 24 - 26. Diagnosis: a species of melanotaeniid rainbowfish distinguished by the following combination of characters: dorsal rays IV-VI + I, 14-17; anal rays I,24-26 (usually 24); pectoral rays 14 or 15 (usually 14); lateral scales 36-37 (usually 37), transverse scales 9 or 1 O; predorsal scales 16-18 ( usually 17); circumpeduncular scales 13; total gill rakers on first arch 16 or 17 (usually 16); total scales covering preoperculum 13-19 (adults with 16-19); adult with 2 separate patches of vomerine teeth; origin of 1st dorsal fin about level with anal-fin origin; greatest body depth of adult male 2.8-3.0 in SL; colour in life generally olive green to yellowish with faint orange stripe between each horizontal scale row; mid-lateral dark stripe often present, broader and more prominent on posterior half of body; dorsal and anal fins with dark submarginal stripe and pale outer margin; dorsal and ventral margins of caudal fin narrowly blackish (Ref. 119199).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Allen, G.R., P.J. Unmack and R.K. Hadiaty, 2014. Three new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from the Birds Head Peninsula, West Papua Province, Indonesia Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 20(3):139-158. (Ref. 119199)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties 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
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .