Pygmy rainbowfish

The pygmy rainbowfish is a species of fish in the Melanotaeniidae family.

The Pygmy rainbowfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, depth range 0 - 1 m environment.

The pygmy rainbowfish (Melanotaenia pygmaea) is a species of fish in the Melanotaeniidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Source - * Wager, R. 1996. Melanotaenia pygmaea. More

The Pygmy Rainbowfish was described by Allen in 1974 and its scientific name is Melanotaenia pygmaea. Collecting Pygmy Rainbowfish is a bit cumbersome since this species inhabits such a remote part of the Australian wilderness, but it is easy to breed in captivity. More

* Pygmy rainbowfish at Threats There is one large dam on the Ord River, but most waterways still retain their natural patterns of flow. Main threats to the ecoregion come from overgrazing, mining, tourism, and introduced species. More

pygmaea, pygmy rainbowfish); and one of two Toxotidae (Toxotes kimberleyensis, Kimberley archerfish). Several endemics have ranges limited to only one or two individual rivers. Overall 15 out of 48 species are endemic (31%). More

Common names

Kääpiösateenkaarikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Pygmy rainbowfish in English
侏虹銀漢魚 in Mandarin Chinese
侏虹銀漢魚 in Unknown
侏虹银汉鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
侏虹银汉鱼 in Unknown

Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Melanotaeniidae
Genus : Melanotaenia
Species : Melanotaenia pygmaea
Authority : Allen, 1978