|Scientific Name:||Melanotaenia boesemani|
|Species Authority:||Allen & Cross, 1980|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered A1ad ver 2.3|
|Range Description:||M. boesmani is endemic to the Ayamaru Lakes in the central Vogelkop Penninsula, Irian Jaya.|
Native:Indonesia (Irian Jaya)
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|Habitat and Ecology:||This species' freshwater habitat consists of three lakes, the largest of which is 7 km long and 2 km wide.|
|Major Threat(s):||The habitat of this species is subject to broad fluctuations in water levels. It is thought that these fluctuations have become more severe in recent years. However, the main threat to the species is harvesting of individuals (mainly males) for the international aquarium fish trade. It has been estimated that up to 1 million fish per annum have been captured.|
Allen, G. 1996. In litt.
Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Allen, G. 1996. Melanotaenia boesemani. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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