Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Atheriniformes Melanotaeniidae

Scientific Name: Glossolepis incisus
Species Authority: Weber, 1907
Common Name(s):
English Red 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 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: G. incisus is endemic to Lake Sentani and its tributaries.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Papua)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The freshwater lake habitat is approximately 30 km long and 2-5 km wide.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The human population around the lake is increasing and was estimated at around 25,000 in 1996. The resultant pollution from domestic waste entering the lake is threatening the species living there. A further threat comes from the introduction of exotic species into the habitat, including carp, tilapia, walking catfish, barbs, and gouramies.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Glossolepis incisus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9268A12976780. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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