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Melanotaenia parva

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES MELANOTAENIIDAE

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia parva
Species Authority: Allen, 1990
Common Name/s:
English Lake Kurumoi 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. parva is endemic to Lake Kurumoi which is situated in the narrow neck of land at the base of the Vogelkop Penninsula, Irian Jaya.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The freshwater habitat of this species consists of a small lake of about 500 x 800 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the population comes from severe habitat alteration caused by an infestation of introduced tilapia.
Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Melanotaenia parva. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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