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Giuris margaritacea  (Valenciennes, 1837)

Snakehead gudgeon
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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Eleotridae (Sleepers) > Eleotrinae

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; marina; sötvatten; brackvatten bottenlevande; amfidrom (Ref. 46888); djupintervall 0 - 5 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical; 20°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 18°N - 25°S

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Africa to Oceania: Madagascar to New Guinea, Australia and other islands of Melanesia.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 29.0 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 11344); publicerad maxvikt: 171.00 g (Ref. 9162); publicerad maxvikt: 171.00 g

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 7; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 8-9; Taggstrålar i analfenan 1; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9. Body relatively large, stout and cylindrical with a dorsally flattened head; generally greenish brown with 8-10 dark bars across sides and large black blotch at base of pectoral fins; lower half of head tan or yellowish with 3-4 dark brown to reddish stripes radiating from lower part of eye (Ref. 44894).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Adults occur in fresh water, estuaries and inshore (Ref. 86252). Found in a variety of habitats including rivers, swamps, coastal streams and floodplains over mud bottoms, often among dense aquatic vegetation or the cover of undercut banks. They feed mainly on aquatic insects and nymphs, but also takes lesser amount of algae, other aquatic plants and small crustaceans. Pelagic larval stage is found in marine water, but adults are always found in freshwater (Ref. 44894).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Plant spawner.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen, 2002. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fiskeri: husbehovsfiske
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