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Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides  (Nichols & Raven, 1928)

Cairns rainbowfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Etymology: Cairnsichthys: Named after the north Queensland town of Cairns + Greek, ichthys = fish; Collected in 1921, in Babinda Creek; personal communication from Mister Kuiter. See Kuiterichthys.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.2 - 7.6; dH range: 10 - ?.   Tropical; 21°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)

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Oceania: endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); 6.5 cm SL (female); common length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in small rainforest creeks usually in hilly terrain with alternating sections of rapids and rocky pools varying in depth from several centimeters to one to three meters. Bottom composed of boulders, cobbles and gravel with minimal plant growth. In spite of the limited distribution its future seems secure as long as the rainforest habitat of the Bellenden Ker Range is protected. Much of this area lies within a national park (Ref. 44894).

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A1ce, D2)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec = 131).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .