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Melanotaenia arfakensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES MELANOTAENIIDAE

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia arfakensis
Species Authority: Allen, 1990
Common Name(s):
English Arfak Rainbowfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.
History:
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: M. arfakensis is possibly endemic to the Prafi River valley, 20–30 km west of Manokwari, Irian Jaya.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Papua)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat of this species has been drastically altered due to the development of an oil palm industry. The introduction of at least one exotic species, the walking catfish, may also pose a threat to the population.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Melanotaenia arfakensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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