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

Family:  Eleotridae (Bully sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.05.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.01.20

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