Ramu rainbowfish (Glossolepis ramuensis)

Also known as Ramuensis Rainbowfish


Also known as Ramuensis Rainbowfish.

Found over coarse gravel in fresh water rivers and their tributary streams.
They feed on algae, small crustaceans and insect larvae.
Colours highly variable especially between juvenile to adult.
Length - 6.5cm
Depth - ?m
Restricted to Papua New Guinea

The Ramu Rainbowfish lives in the northern part of Papua New Guinea. It has been found in the Ramu Valley and in tributaries of the River Gogol. The typical Ramu Rainbowfish habitat is narrow creeks surrounded by densely grown rainforest. The water is normally clear and aquatic plants are scarce. The bottoms will normally consist of gravel. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/10482


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