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papuae, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1981:50, Figs. 1, 3 [Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 8 (no. 2); ref. 8635] Small rainforest stream at Mt. Diamond, about 23 kilometers east of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, about 9°27'S, 147°17'E. Holotype: WAM P.26393-002. Paratypes: AMNH 51592 (5), AMS I.21387-001 (94); KFRS F.5742.01 (22); WAM P.26393-001 (34), P.26394-001 (8), P.26395-001 (116), P.26396-001 (43), P.26399-001 (20), P.26400-001 (21), P.26403-001 thru P.26406-001 (13, 1, 21, 2). Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:12 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:13 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia papuae Allen 1981 -- (Allen & Cross 1982:73 [ref. 6251], Allen 1991:93 [ref. 21090], Allen 1996:11 [ref. 22218], Allen & Hadiaty 2011:602 [ref. 31351], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Graf et al. 2015:870 [ref. 33836], Hammer et al. 2019:212 [ref. 37131]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia papuae Allen 1981. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Port Moresby area, Papua New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.