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Awaous acritosus  Watson, 1994

Roman nose goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Gobionellinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Oceania: currently known only from northeastern Queensland, Australia between Mulgrave River (17°07'S) and Cooktown (15°28'S), and Laloki River drainage of southern New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in streams and rivers of lowland regions, above tidal influence. Collected from generally clear waters (sometimes in turbid waters), over bottoms usually consisting of gravel, sand and some mud. Feeds mostly on algae (Ref. 26669, 44894) and bottom detritus. Little is known of the life history, but it probably has a marine larval stage. Only recently described, although it has long been misidentified as Awaous crassilabrus, a species that does not occur in Australia (Ref. 44894).

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Watson, R.E., 1994. Awaous (Awaous) acritosus, a new species of freshwater goby from southern New Guinea and northeastern Australia (Teleostei: Gobidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(4):351-364. (Ref. 26669)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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