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CAAB: 37245014

Subspecies Melanotaenia splendida splendida (Peters, 1866)

East Queensland Rainbow Fish, Eastern Rainbow Fish, Eastern Rainbowfish, Northern Sunfish, Splendid Rainbowfish


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Extra Distribution Information

All rivers east of the Great Dividing Range from eastern watershed of Cape York Peninsula (10º53´S) south to upper reaches of Dawson River (25º50´S), QLD; tropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


Qld: Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Queensland: NE coastal

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors



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 27-Jun-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)