Melanotaenia garylangei

Taxonavigation: Atherinoidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria
Superordo: Atherinomorphae
Ordo: Atheriniformes
Subordo: Atherinoidei

Familia: Melanotaeniidae
Genus: Melanotaenia
Species: Melanotaenia garylangei

Name edit

Melanotaenia garylangei Graf et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZB 22255.
  • Paratypes: MZB 22256 (3,2); ZFMK 68042-68047 (5,1); WAM P. 34291-001 (2,1).

Type locality: Western New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia): unnamed rainforest creek in the vicinity of Dekai, a tributary of Brazza River, Eilanden River system. 04° 47.790 S, 139° 30.515 E.

Etymology: The new species is named in honour of Gary William Lange, a well-known rainbowfish enthusiast who first discovered this species.

Vernacular names edit

English: Gary Lange’s Rainbowfish


References edit

  • Graf, J.A., Herder, F. & Hadiaty, R.K., 2015: A New Species of Rainbowfish (Melanotaeniidae), Melanotaenia garylangei, from Western New Guinea (Papua Province, Indonesia). Fishes of Sahul, 29 (2): 870–881.