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cavifrons, Aristeus Macleay [W.] 1882:70 [Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales v. 7 (pt 1); ref. 14344] Palmer River, Queensland, Australia. Syntypes: (3) MAMU (probably lost). •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866), subspecies inornata (Castelnau 1875) -- (Allen & Cross 1982:57 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442], Allen et al. 2006:693 [ref. 29066]). Current status: Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866). Melanotaeniidae. Habitat: marine.