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australis, Neoatherina Castelnau [F. L.] 1875:32 [Official Record, containing Introduction, Catalogues, Official Awards of the Commissioners, Report and Recommendations of the Experts, and Essays and Statistics on the Social and Economic Resources of the Colony of Victoria.; ref. 768] Coast of Swan River Colony, Western Australia. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-4566 (2). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1971:715 [ref. 21541]. •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866), but a valid subspecies -- (Allen & Cross 1982:56 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442], Allen & Leggett 1990:535 [ref. 20887], Larson & Martin 1990:23 [ref. 16606]). •Valid as Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau 1875) -- (Hutchins 2001:25 [ref. 25847], Allen et al. 2002:145 [ref. 25930], Morgan et al. 2004:150 [ref. 27718], Allen et al. 2006:690 [ref. 29066], Morgan et al. 2011:13 [ref. 31262], Larson et al. 2013:59 [ref. 32988], Morgan et al. 2014:16 [ref. 36567], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Pusey et al. 2017:38 [ref. 35250]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau 1875). Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Northern Australia, south to Pilbara (Western Australia) and Queensland (Australia). Habitat: freshwater.