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tatei, Nematocentris Zietz [A. H. C.] 1896:178, Pl. 16 (fig. 2) [Report on the work of the Horn Expedition to Central Australia. Part 2; ref. 14621] Horseshoe Bend and Idracowar, Finke River; Ellerys Creek; Red Bank Creek, Australia. Syntypes: (several) BMNH 1897.1.20.54-57 (4) Finke R.; SAMA F1166 (3) Idracowra; ZMB 14504 (2). Type catalog: Glover 1976:170 [ref. 19449], Paepke & Seegers 1986:178 [ref. 19981]. •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866), but a valid subspecies tatei -- (Allen & Cross 1982:60 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442], Larson & Martin 1990:26 [ref. 16606], Allen et al. 2002:150 [ref. 25930], Hammer & Walker 2004:88 [ref. 28129], Allen et al. 2006:694 [ref. 29066], Hammer et al. 2012:64 [ref. 32389], Larson et al. 2013:61 [ref. 32988], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750]). •Valid as Melanotaenia tatei (Zietz 1896) -- (authors). Current status: Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866). Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Australia. Habitat: freshwater.