Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Atheriniformes > Melanotaeniidae > Melanotaenia > Melanotaenia fluviatilis

Melanotaenia fluviatilis (Australian rainbowfish; Crimson-spotted jewelfish; Crimson-spotted rainbowfish; Murray river rainbowfish; Murray river sunfish; Murray-Darling sunfish; Pink-ear; Pink-eared rainbowfish; Rainbow-fish)

Synonyms: Aristeus fluviatilis; Melanotaenia splendida fluviatilis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Australian rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis), known less commonly as the Murray River rainbowfish or the crimson-spotted rainbowfish, is a species of freshwater rainbowfish endemic to Australia. They are very colourful, hence their name; males of this species are more colourful than females. Australian rainbowfish are schooling fish and will congregate near logs or riverbanks.
View Wikipedia Record: Melanotaenia fluviatilis


Parasitized by 
Pretestis australianus <Unverified Name>[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adelaide Zoo
Cleland Wildlife Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Phoenix Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Taronga Zoo


Australia; Australian; Murray-Darling; Oceania - Inland waters; Oceania: endemic to Australia.;



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1Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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