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affinis, Rhombatractus Weber [M.] 1907:234, Pl. 11 (fig. 5) [S├╝sswasserfische von Neu-Guinea v. 5 (Zool.) pt 2; ref. 4599] Timena rivlet, Sentani Lake, Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Lectotype: ZMA 103157. Paralectotypes: (101) CSIRO B 1200 [ex ZMA 103157] (4); FMNH 52394 [ex CM 650] (2); RMNH 7892 (2), 23218 (7); SMF 10035 [ex ZMA] (1); CAS-SU (8, missing in 1995); WAM P.26784-001 [ex ZMA 103158] (1); ZMA 110154 (13), 103158 (now 5), 103159 (now 39). Type catalog: Hoedeman 1960:214 [ref. 19258] including exchanges from ZMA, Nijssen et al. 1982:76 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:75 [ref. 12367], Hutchins & Smith 1991:13 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:14 [ref. 30117]. Lectotype established by Hoedeman 1960:214 [ref. 19258]. •Valid as Melanotaenia affinis (Weber 1907) -- (Allen & Coates 1990:76 [ref. 25561], Allen 1991:85 [ref. 21090], Allen et al. 1992:300 [ref. 21400], Allen & Renyaan 1998:79 [ref. 23585], Fricke et al. 2014:38 [ref. 33932]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia affinis (Weber 1907). Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Northern Papua, Indonesia and northern Papua New Guines. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.