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monticola, Melanotaenia Allen [G. R.] 1980:45, Fig. 5 [Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 7 (no. 2); ref. 8762] Omei Creek, about 200 meters on Mendi side of Ka River bridge on Mendi-Nipa road, Ka or Lai River drainage, Papua New Guinea, about 6°14'S, 143°38'E, elevation about 1600 meters. Holotype: WAM P.26747-001 [not P.26741-001]. Paratypes: AMNH 51594 (4), AMS I.21300-001 (10), MNHN 1979-0672 (3), KFRS F.4464.01 (5), RMNH 28150 (5), USNM 220908 (6), WAM P.26747-002 [not P.26741-002] (20), ZMA 115402 (7). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:74 [ref. 19236], Hutchins & Smith 1991:12 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:13 [ref. 30117]. •Valid as Melanotaenia monticola Allen 1980 -- (Allen & Cross 1982:72 [ref. 6251], Allen 1991:92 [ref. 21090], Allen 1996:14 [ref. 22218], Allen et al. 2015:103 [ref. 33750], Allen et al. 2016:4 [ref. 34164]). Current status: Valid as Melanotaenia monticola Allen 1980. Melanotaeniidae. Distribution: Omei Creek and Kagua River, Papua New Guinea. Habitat: freshwater.