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Pseudomugil gertrudae  Weber, 1911

Spotted blue-eye
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Pseudomugilidae (Blue eyes)
Etymology: Pseudomugil: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, mugil, -is = grey mullet (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Weber.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 12.   Tropical; 25°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 5°S - 19°S

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Asia and Oceania: Northern Australia, southern New Guinea and the Aru Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

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Dorsal spines (total): 4 - 6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 9 - 12

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits small creeks, swampy marshes, heavily shaded rainforest streams, lily lagoons and backwaters adjacent to major water courses. Usually found in Pandanus-lined creeks with muddy bottoms. Aggregations are encountered in areas with abundant vegetation and submerged log debris (Ref. 44894). Occurs at temperatures and pH ranging from 23°-30° C and 5.2-6.7 respectively.

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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




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