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inornata, Aida Castelnau [F. L.] 1875:11 [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] Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9031. •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866), but a valid subspecies inornata Castelnau 1875 -- (Allen & Cross 1982:57 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442], Allen 1991:96 [ref. 21090], Larson & Martin 1990:26 [ref. 16606], Pusey et al. 2000:72 [ref. 24466], Allen et al. 2000:77 [ref. 27467], Allen et al. 2002:157 [ref. 25930], Allen et al. 2006:693 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:60 [ref. 32988], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750]). Current status: Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866). Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Northern Australia [this subspecies]. Habitat: marine.