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Cairnsichthys

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Cairnsichthys is a genus of rainbowfishes from the subfamily Melanotaeniinae. The genus is endemic to freshwater streams in eastern Queensland in north eastern Australia.[2] The genus was designated as a monotypic genus in 1928 by John T. Nichols and Henry C. Raven but in 2018 a second species was assigned to the genus.[3][4]

Species

Etymology

The genus is named after the Australian city of Cairns with the suffix ichthys which is Greek for "fish".[6]

References

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Cairnsichthys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Cairnsichthys in FishBase. February 2019 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Species in the genus Cairnsichthys". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Cairnsichthys". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  5. ^ Hammer, M. P.; G. R. Allen; K. C. Martin; et al. (2018). "Revision of the Australian Wet Tropics endemic rainbowfish genus Cairnsichthys (Atheriniformes: Melanotaeniidae), with description of a new species". Zootaxa. 4413 (2): 271–294. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4413.2.3. PMID 29690109.
  6. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (14 March 2019). "Order ATHERINIFORMES: Families BEDOTIIDAE, MELANOTAENIIDAE, PSEUDOMUGILIDAE, TELMATHERINIDAE, ISONIDAE, DENTATHERINIDAE and PHALLOSTETHIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
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Cairnsichthys: Brief Summary

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Cairnsichthys is a genus of rainbowfishes from the subfamily Melanotaeniinae. The genus is endemic to freshwater streams in eastern Queensland in north eastern Australia. The genus was designated as a monotypic genus in 1928 by John T. Nichols and Henry C. Raven but in 2018 a second species was assigned to the genus.

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