Melanotaenia trifasciata [Cato River, Northern Territory] - photo© Dave Wilson

Rainbowfish Species

The complete species name is comprised of the generic (genus) name and the specific (species) name. The genus is named first and is capitalised followed by the species, which is not. Both the genus and species are often italicised. It is customary to add the name of the author of the species and the date of publication, e.g., Melanotaenia angfa Allen, 1990. Brackets around the author's name, e.g., Melanotaenia nigrans (Richardson, 1843) indicates that, although the original description is accepted, the generic name is no longer valid and has been changed since the species was first described.

  • Melanotaeniidae

    • Cairnsichthys
      • rhombosomoides (Nichols & Raven, 1928)
    • Chilatherina
      • alleni Price, 1997
      • axelrodi Allen, 1980
      • bleheri Allen, 1985
      • bulolo (Whitley, 1938)
      • campsi (Whitley, 1956)
      • crassispinosa (Weber, 1913)
      • fasciata (Weber, 1913)
      • lorentzi (Weber, 1908)
      • pagwiensis Allen & Unmack, 2012
      • pricei Allen & Renyaan, 1996
      • sentaniensis (Weber, 1908)
    • Glossolepis
      • dorityi Allen, 2001
      • incisus Weber, 1908
      • kabia (Herre, 1935)
      • leggetti Allen & Renyaan, 1998
      • maculosus Allen, 1981
      • multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
      • pseudoincisus Allen & Cross, 1980
      • ramuensis Allen, 1985
      • wanamensis Allen & Kailola, 1979
    • Iriatherina
      • werneri Meinken, 1974
    • Melanotaenia
      • affinis (Weber, 1908)
      • ajamaruensis Allen & Cross, 1980
      • ammeri Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2008
      • angfa Allen, 1990
      • arfakensis Allen, 1990
      • arguni Kadarusman, Hadiaty, Segura, Setia Wibawa, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012
      • australis (Castelnau, 1875)
      • batanta Allen & Renyaan, 1998
      • boesemani Allen & Cross, 1980
      • catherinae (de Beaufort, 1910)
      • caerulea Allen, 1996
      • corona Allen, 1982
      • duboulayi (Castelnau, 1878)
      • eachamensis Allen & Cross, 1982
      • exquisita Allen, 1978
      • fasinensis Kadarusman, Sudarto, Paradis & Pouyaud, 2010
      • fluviatilis (Castelnau, 1878)
      • fredericki (Fowler, 1939)
      • goldiei (Macleay, 1883)
      • gracilis Allen, 1978
      • herbertaxelrodi Allen, 1980
      • irianjaya Allen, 1985
      • iris Allen, 1987
      • japenensis Allen & Cross, 1980
      • kamaka Allen & Renyaan, 1996
      • kokasensis Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty, 2008
      • lacustris Munro, 1964
      • lakamora Allen & Renyaan, 1996
      • maccullochi Ogilby, 1915
      • mairasi Allen & Hadiaty, 2011
      • maylandi Allen, 1982
      • misoolensis Allen, 1982
      • monticola Allen, 1980
      • mubiensis Allen, 1996
      • nigrans (Richardson, 1843)
      • ogilbyi Weber, 1910
      • oktediensis Allen & Cross, 1980
      • papuae Allen, 1981
      • parkinsoni Allen, 1980
      • parva Allen, 1990
      • pierucciae Allen & Renyaan, 1996
      • pimaensis Allen, 1980
      • praecox (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
      • pygmaea Allen, 1978
      • rubripinnis Allen & Renyaan, 1998
      • rubrostriata (Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886)
      • salawati Kadarusman, Sudarto, Slembrouck & Pouyaud, 2011
      • sexlineata (Munro, 1964)
      • sneideri Allen & Hadiaty, 2013
      • splendida inornata (Castelnau, 1875)
      • splendida splendida (Peters, 1866)
      • splendida tatei (Zietz, 1896)
      • sylvatica Allen, 1997
      • synergos Allen & Unmack, 2008
      • trifasciata (Rendahl, 1922)
      • urisa Kadarusman, Hadiaty, Segura, Setia Wibawa, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012
      • utcheensis McGuigan, 2001
      • vanheurni (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
      • veoliae Kadarusman, Hadiaty, Segura, Setia Wibawa, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012
      • wanoma Kadarusman, Hadiaty, Segura, Setia Wibawa, Caruso & Pouyaud, 2012
    • Pelangia
      • mbutaensis Allen, 1998
    • Rhadinocentrus
      • ornatus Regan, 1914
  • Pseudomugilidae

    • Kiunga
      • ballochi Allen, 1983
      • bleheri Allen, 2004
    • Pseudomugil
      • connieae (Allen, 1981)
      • cyanodorsalis Allen & Sarti, 1983
      • furcatus Nichols, 1955
      • gertrudae Weber, 1911
      • inconspicuus Roberts, 1978
      • ivantsoffi Allen & Renyaan, 1999
      • majusculus Ivantsoff & Allen, 1984
      • mellis Allen & Ivantsoff, 1982
      • novaeguineae Weber, 1908
      • paludicola Allen & Moore, 1981
      • paskai Allen & Ivantsoff, 1986
      • pellucidus Allen, Ivantsoff & Renyaan, 1998
      • reticulatus Allen & Ivantsoff, 1986
      • signifer Kner, 1866
      • tenellus Taylor, 1964
    • Scaturiginichthys
      • vermeilipinnis Ivantsoff, Unmack, Saeed & Crowley, 1991

Adrian R. Tappin
Updated February, 2013


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Rainbowfishes


Introduction


Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides


Chilatherina alleni

Chilatherina axelrodi

Chilatherina bleheri

Chilatherina bulolo

Chilatherina campsi

Chilatherina crassispinosa

Chilatherina fasciata

Chilatherina lorentzi

Chilatherina pagwiensis

Chilatherina pricei

Chilatherina sentaniensis


Glossolepis dorityi

Glossolepis incisus

Glossolepis kabia

Glossolepis leggetti

Glossolepis maculosus

Glossolepis multisquamata

Glossolepis pseudoincisus

Glossolepis ramuensis

Glossolepis wanamensis


Iriatherina werneri


Melanotaenia affinis

Melanotaenia ajamaruensis

Melanotaenia ammeri

Melanotaenia angfa

Melanotaenia arfakensis

Melanotaenia arguni

Melanotaenia australis

Melanotaenia batanta

Melanotaenia boesemani

Melanotaenia caerulea

Melanotaenia catherinae

Melanotaenia corona

Melanotaenia duboulayi

Melanotaenia eachamensis

Melanotaenia exquisita

Melanotaenia fasinensis

Melanotaenia fluviatilis

Melanotaenia fredericki

Melanotaenia goldiei

Melanotaenia gracilis

M. herbertaxelrodi

Melanotaenia irianjaya

Melanotaenia iris

Melanotaenia japenensis

Melanotaenia kamaka

Melanotaenia kokasensis

Melanotaenia lacustris

Melanotaenia lakamora

Melanotaenia maccullochi

Melanotaenia mairasi

Melanotaenia maylandi

Melanotaenia misoolensis

Melanotaenia monticola

Melanotaenia mubiensis

Melanotaenia nigrans

Melanotaenia ogilbyi

Melanotaenia oktediensis

Melanotaenia papuae

Melanotaenia parkinsoni

Melanotaenia parva

Melanotaenia pierucciae

Melanotaenia pimaensis

Melanotaenia praecox

Melanotaenia pygmaea

Melanotaenia rubripinnis

Melanotaenia rubrostriata

Melanotaenia salawati

Melanotaenia sexlineata

Melanotaenia sneideri

Melanotaenia solata

M. splendida inornata

M. splendida splendida

M. splendida tatei

Melanotaenia sylvatica

Melanotaenia synergos

Melanotaenia trifasciata

Melanotaenia urisa

Melanotaenia utcheensis

Melanotaenia vanheurni

Melanotaenia veoliae

Melanotaenia wanoma


Pelangia mbutaensis


Rhadinocentrus ornatus


Kiunga ballochi

Kiunga bleheri


Pseudomugil connieae

Pseudomugil cyanodorsalis

Pseudomugil furcatus

Pseudomugil gertrudae

Pseudomugil inconspicuus

Pseudomugil ivantsoffi

Pseudomugil majusculus

Pseudomugil mellis

Pseudomugil novaeguineae

Pseudomugil paludicola

Pseudomugil paskai

Pseudomugil pellucidus

Pseudomugil reticulatus

Pseudomugil signifer

Pseudomugil tenellus


Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis