Australian Biological Resources Study

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CAAB: 37245006

Species Melanotaenia exquisita Allen, 1978

Exquisite Rainbowfish, Exquisite Rainbow Fish




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

King George River, Kimberley region, WA (127º19'E), and upland tributaries of the Daly, Katherine, Edith, Mary, South Alligator and Fergusson Rivers, NT, from Umbrawarra Gorge, near Pine Creek (131º42´E) to the upper reaches of Katherine River (133º11´E); tropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, WA: Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Daly Basin (DAB), Northern Kimberley (NK), Pine Creek (PCK)

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History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
21-Jul-2014 ATHERINIFORMES 14-Jul-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)