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irianjaya, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1985:58, Figs. 7-8 [Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 12 (no. 2); ref. 6245] Stream at Fruata Village, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, about 2°59'S, 133°32'E. Holotype: LBN 4952. Paratypes: LBN 4953 (50), LBN 4954 (9), RMNH 29398 (5), WAM P.27863-001 (12), WAM P.27864-001 (32), WAM P.27867-001 [not P.27868-001] (41), WAM P.27868-001 [not P.27869-001] (17), ZMA 119213 (4). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:12 and errata sheet [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:13 [ref. 30117]. Some paratypes are now types of Melaotaenia ericrobertsi Allen, Unmack & Hadiaty 2014. •Valid as Melanotaenia irianjaya Allen 1985 -- (Allen 1990:108 [ref. 15707], Allen 1991:89 [ref. 21090], Allen & Renyaan 1998:77 [ref. 23585], Allen et al. 2008:210 [ref. 29963], Kadarusman et al. 2010:209 [ref. 30904], Kadarusman et al. 2011:224 [ref. 31665], Kadarusman et al. 2012:371 [ref. 32099], Allen & Hadiaty 2013:143 [ref. 32792], Allen et al. 2014:44 [ref. 33145], Allen et al. 2014:145 [ref. 33452], Nugraha et al. 2015:104 [ref. 33872]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia irianjaya Allen 1985. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: West Papua, Indonesia. Habitat: freshwater.