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eachamensis, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] & Cross [N. J.] 1982:45, Figs. [Rainbowfishes of Australia and Papua New Guinea.; ref. 6251] Lake Eacham, Atherton Tableland, northern Queensland, Australia, about 17°17'S, 145°38'E. Holotype: QM 18442. Paratypes: AMNH 51596 [ex WAM P.26386-001] (4), AMS I.22016-001 (12), QM I.18443 (12), WAM P.26386-001 (80, now 76). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:11 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:12 [ref. 30117] •Tentatively a synonym of Melanotaenia splendida (Peters 1866) -- (Crowley & Ivantsoff 1991:129 [ref. 19166]). •Valid as Melanotaenia eachamensis Allen & Cross 1982 -- (Paxton et al. 1989:350 [ref. 12442], McGuigan 2001:649 [ref. 25582], Unmack 2001:1061 [ref. 25797], Allen et al. 2002:148 [ref. 25930], Allen et al. 2006:691 [ref. 29066], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia eachamensis Allen & Cross 1982. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Queensland, Australia. Habitat: freshwater.