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exquisita, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1978:97, Fig. [Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 26 (no. 10); ref. 8855] Edith River, about 1 kilometer upstream from Lake Malkyullumbo, Northern Territory, Australia, 14°10'S, 132°10'E. Holotype: WAM P.25897-001. Paratypes: AMNH 51595 [ex WAM P.25897] (5), AMS I.19989-001 (5), RMNH 27660 (9), USNM 217955 (5), WAM P.25897-002 (105, now 96, 5 c&s), ZMA 115745 (7). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:73 [ref. 19236], Hutchins & Smith 1991:11 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:12 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia exquisita Allen 1978 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:350 [ref. 12442], Allen & Leggett 1990:534 [ref. 20887], Larson & Martin 1990:19 [ref. 16606], Unmack 2001:1061 [ref. 25797], Allen et al. 2002:149 [ref. 25930], Allen et al. 2006:691 [ref. 29066], Morgan et al. 2011:14 [ref. 31262], Larson et al. 2013:59 [ref. 32988], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Pusey et al. 2017:38 [ref. 35250]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia exquisita Allen 1978. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Australia: eastern Kimberley (Western Australia) east to Roper River (Northern Territory). Habitat: freshwater.