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herbertaxelrodi, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1981:31, 2 figs. [Tropical Fish Hobbyist v. 29 (no. 5); ref. 8634] Small creek about 4 kilometers east of Lake Tebera, Purari River system, Papua New Guinea, about 6°45'S, 144°39'E. Holotype: WAM P.26972-001. Paratypes: AMNH 51593 [ex WAM P.26972-002] (5), AMS I.21985-001 (6), KFRS F.5485.01 (18), RMNH 28297 (6), USNM 224784 (7), WAM P.26972-002 (41, now 36), ZMA 116440 (6). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:74 [ref. 19236], Hutchins & Smith 1991:11 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:12 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Allen 1981 -- (Allen & Cross 1982:68 [ref. 6251], Allen 1991:89 [ref. 21090], Allen & Jebb 1993:234 [ref. 21102], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Allen et al. 2016:4 [ref. 34164]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Allen 1981. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Lake Tebera basin, Papua New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.