Rainbowfish

Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) are separated into 7 groups: Cairnsichthys, Chilatherina, Glossolepis, Iriatherina, Melanotaenia, Pelangia and Rhadinocentrus. They occur in most of Australia (except in the Southern regions where it is too cold for them), most of the surrounding islands and all over New Guinea.
  • Melanotaenia The Melanotaenia genus holds the most rainbowfish species. These fish are found throughout Australia as well as New Guinea.
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  • Chilatherina The Chilatherina genus holds about a dozen (new fish are still discovered and described every year) of rainbowfish that inhabit New Guinea. They are not found in Australia.
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  • Glossolepis The Chilatherina genus holds about a dozen (new fish are still discovered and described every year) of rainbowfish that inhabit New Guinea. They are not found in Australia.
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  • Cairnsichthys This genus actually only holds one fish. The Cairns rainbowfish (Cairnsichthys rhombosomoides) is a species of rainbowfish endemic to Australia.
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  • Iriatherina The threadfin rainbowfish, Iriatherina werneri, is the only species in the genus Iriatherina. It is endemic to Australia and New-Guinea.
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  • Rhadinocentrus Rhadinocentrus ornatus, the Ornate Rainbowfish, is endemic to Australia and is the only known member of its genus.
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