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Melanotaenia veoliae  Kadarusman, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012

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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);  veoliae: Named for the Foundation Veolia Environment which sponsored among others the Lengguru-Kaimana Expedition in October-November 2010.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Gebiasi Creek in Papua Barat, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91054)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14 - 5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 22 - 27. Can be diagnosed from all congeners in Bomberai Peninsula and Bird’s Neck region by the combination of the following characters: dorsal fin with IV to V-I,12 to 13 rays; anal fin with I,22-27 rays; 34-37 lateral scales; 10-11 transverse scales; 17-18 predorsal scales; 12-14 cheek scales; 18-20 gillrakers; snout length 8.0-9.1% of SL; interorbital width 9.0-9.5% of SL; eye diameter 6.3-7.9% of SL; caudal peduncle length 16.5-17.7% of SL; predorsal length 49.5-52.1% of SL; prepelvic length 36.9-38.0% of SL; preanal length 47.4-49.3% of SL; and spine length of the anal fin 9.1-11.3% of SL (Ref. 91054).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality, Gebiasi Creek, is a typical fragmented hydrologic system in a karstic environment. It emerges from a karstic cave then flows on about 60 m before disappearing in a subterranean outlet and reappears in the mangrove after 200 m underground from a small cave. This species inhabits the aerial river portion. The creek is characterized by blue and crystalline stream, narrow (to about 2-3 m wide), relatively shallow (up to about 1 m) and flowing in primary forest (Ref. 91054).

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Kadarusman, R.K. Hadiaty, G. Segura, G. Setiawibawa, D. Caruso and L. Pouyaud, 2012. Four new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from Arguni Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. Cybium 36(2):369-382. (Ref. 91054)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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 = 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):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .