Chilatherina bleheri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae

Scientific Name: Chilatherina bleheri Allen, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Bleher's Rainbowfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2e ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:C. bleheri is endemic to Indonesia, occurring in Danau Biru (Lake Holmes) in the Mamberamo River system of Irian Jaya.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Papua)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The habitat consists of three interconnected freshwater lakes lying within a radius of six to seven kilometers. The largest lake in this system is about 4.5 km long and 2 km wide.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats to this species are the presence of introduced species such as carp and tilapia, and the increasingly common gill netting fisheries on the lakes.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Chilatherina bleheri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T4629A11042357. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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