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Pseudaphritis urvillii  (Valenciennes, 1832)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudaphritidae (Catadromous icefishes)
Etymology: Pseudaphritis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, phritto, phisso = to bristle (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; catadromous (Ref. 51243).   Temperate; 5°C - 20°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 37°S - 44°S

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Oceania: southeast Australia, including Tasmania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2906); common length : 17.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2906)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in streams and estuaries. Inhabits slow-flowing water around log snags, under over-hanging banks or among leaf litter (Ref. 5259, 44894). Adult fish migrate downstream to spawn in weedy estuaries from late April to August (Ref. 5259). Feeds on insects, crustaceans, mollusks, worms and fishes (Ref. 5259, 44894). Often buries itself in the substrate to ambush passing prey. A highly efficient osmo-regulator, able to withstand direct transfer from salt to fresh water without any indication of stress. Good eating, but too small to be considered a prime angling target (Ref. 44894).

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Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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