Ornate rainbowfish

The Ornate rainbowfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 6.5, dH range: 4 - 8 environment.

The Ornate Rainbowfish was scientifically described by Regan in 1914. Its scientific name is Rhadinocentrus ornatus. Description The Ornate Rainbowfish can only reach a length of 6 cm and is therefore a fairly small rainbowfish. More

polymorphic Ornate Rainbowfish to establish the role of habitat, vision and animal communication in maintaining colour polymorphism. Our behavioural research focusses on a focal population from Gerowweea Creek on the eastern coast of Fraser Island, Queensland. More

Common names

Blue spotted sunfish in English
Moreton Island sunfish in English
Neon light sunfish in English
Ornate rainbowfish in English
Porthole fish in English
Regenbogenbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Soft-spined rainbowfish in English
Soft-spined sunfish in English
Southern soft-spined sunfish in English
Southern sunfish in English
Verkkokirjokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Weichstrahl-Sonnenfisch in German (Deutsch)
南方柔棘魚 in Mandarin Chinese
南方柔棘鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Melanotaeniidae
Genus : Rhadinocentrus
Species : Rhadinocentrus ornatus
Authority : Regan, 1914