Glossolepis multisquamata (Weber & de Beaufort, 1922)
Sepik rainbowfish
photo by Baesler, S.

 Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
 Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed); 10 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.19999980926514 - 6.80000019073486; dH range: 8
 Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: New Guinea.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 19-22
 Biology:  Inhabits swampy lagoons, lakes and small side channels of large rivers (Ref. 2847). The only known floodplain dwelling rainbowfish. Carnivorous, feeds mainly on small invertebrates taken from mid-water or from surface water (Ref. 46864).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.11.96
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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