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Melanotaenia  Gill, 1862
Taxonomic Serial No.: 165979

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Nematocentris Peters, 1866
 
    Charisella Fowler, 1939
 
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderAtheriniformes  – silversides  
                               SuborderAtherinoidei   
                                  FamilyMelanotaeniidae  – rainbow fishes  
                                     GenusMelanotaenia Gill, 1862  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Melanotaenia affinis (Weber, 1907)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia ajamaruensis Allen and Cross, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia angfa Allen, 1990  
                                        Species Melanotaenia arfakensis Allen, 1990  
                                        Species Melanotaenia batanta Allen and Renyaan, 1998  
                                        Species Melanotaenia boesemani Allen and Cross, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia caerulea Allen, 1996  
                                        Species Melanotaenia catherinae (de Beaufort, 1910)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia corona Allen, 1982  
                                        Species Melanotaenia duboulayi (Castelnau, 1878)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia eachamensis Allen and Cross, 1982  
                                        Species Melanotaenia exquisita Allen, 1978  
                                        Species Melanotaenia fluviatilis (Castelnau, 1878) – Australian rainbowfish 
                                        Species Melanotaenia fredericki (Fowler, 1939)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia goldiei (Macleay, 1883)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia gracilis Allen, 1978  
                                        Species Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Allen, 1981  
                                        Species Melanotaenia irianjaya Allen, 1985  
                                        Species Melanotaenia iris Allen, 1987  
                                        Species Melanotaenia japenensis Allen and Cross, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia kamaka Allen and Renyaan, 1996  
                                        Species Melanotaenia lacustris Munro, 1964  
                                        Species Melanotaenia lakamora Allen and Renyaan, 1996  
                                        Species Melanotaenia maccullochi Ogilby, 1915 – dwarf rainbowfish, dwarf rainbowfish 
                                        Species Melanotaenia maylandi Allen, 1983  
                                        Species Melanotaenia misoolensis Allen, 1982  
                                        Species Melanotaenia monticola Allen, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia mubiensis Allen, 1996  
                                        Species Melanotaenia nigrans (Richardson, 1843) – Australian redtailed rainbowfish 
                                        Species Melanotaenia ogilbyi Weber, 1910  
                                        Species Melanotaenia oktediensis Allen and Cross, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia papuae Allen, 1981  
                                        Species Melanotaenia parkinsoni Allen, 1980  
                                        Species Melanotaenia parva Allen, 1990  
                                        Species Melanotaenia pierucciae Allen and Renyaan, 1996  
                                        Species Melanotaenia pimaensis Allen, 1981  
                                        Species Melanotaenia praecox (Weber and de Beaufort, 1922)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia pygmaea Allen, 1978  
                                        Species Melanotaenia rubripinnis Allen and Renyaan, 1998  
                                        Species Melanotaenia sexlineata (Munro, 1964)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia solata Taylor, 1964  
                                        Species Melanotaenia splendida (Peters, 1866)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia sylvatica Allen, 1997  
                                        Species Melanotaenia trifasciata (Rendahl, 1922)  
                                        Species Melanotaenia utcheensis McGuigan, 2001  
                                        Species Melanotaenia vanheurni (Weber and de Beaufort, 1922)  
       

 References
       
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  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Melanotaenia   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Melanotaenia   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Dyer, B. S., and B. Chernoff  
  Publication Date: 1996   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic relationships among atheriniform fishes (Teleostei: Atherinomorpha)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoological Journal of the Linnaean Society, vol. 117, no. 1   
  Page(s): 1-69   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0024-4082   
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  Reference for: Melanotaenia   
       

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