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solata, Melanotaenia Taylor [W. R.] 1964:129, Pl. 21 [Fishes of Arnhem Land v. 4; ref. 3498] Emerald River, station M48-14, about 3.5 miles above river mouth, Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia. Holotype: AMS IB.5236. Paratypes: (95) AMS IB.7307 (1); USNM 173758 (2, c&s), 173759 (16). Additional material: ?UMMZ 203850 (82, 3 c&s), USNM 173760 (1032). •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866), subspecies australis (Castelnau 1875) -- (Allen & Cross 1982:56 [ref. 6251], Paxton et al. 1989:351 [ref. 12442]). •Valid as Melanotaenia solata Taylor 1964 -- (Allen et al. 2002:156 [ref. 25930], Allen et al. 2006:693 [ref. 29066]). •Synonym of Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau 1875) -- (Larson et al. 2013:59 [ref. 32988]). •Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866) -- (Pusey et al. 2017:41 [ ref. 35250]). Current status: Synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866). Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Northern Australia (if valid). Habitat: freshwater.