Melanotaenia oktediensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia oktediensis
Species Authority: Allen & Cross, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Oktedi Rainbowfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: M. oktediensis is endemic to Ok Tedi River and its tributaries in western Papua New Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is pollution of its habitat by effluents discharged from Ok Tedi copper mine.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Melanotaenia oktediensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T13070A3408753. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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