Gobiomorphus australis (Krefft, 1864)
Striped gudgeon
Gobiomorphus australis
photo by Aland, G.

 Family:  Eleotridae (Sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
 Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Oceania: endemic to Australia.
 Biology:  Lives in a variety of conditions ranging from clear, fast-flowing streams to muddy waterholes. Inhabits slow-flowing creeks. Juveniles common in estuaries (Ref. 44894). Most common at low altitude close to the coast. Spawns mainly in late summer and autumn at temperature near 21°C. Feeds on insects, crustaceans and fishes. The newly hatched larvae are apparently swept downstream, as juveniles are commonly found in estuaries (Ref. 44894).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.05.96
 Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 18.07.06

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