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Oxyeleotris nullipora  Roberts, 1978

Poreless gudgeon
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Eleotridae (Sleepers) > Butinae
Etymology: Oxyeleotris: Greek, oxys = sharp + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Roberts.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?; 6°S - 19°S

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Oceania: Australia and central southern New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7 - 10

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in backwaters of rivers, small creeks, swamps, and lily lagoons, usually among thick aquatic vegetation over soft mud bottoms. Females lay about 30 eggs (2 millimeters in diameter) on the ceiling of overhanging rocks or crevices. These are guarded and fanned by males until hatching, which takes about 8 days (Ref. 44894).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Female lays about 30 large (2 mm) eggs on the ceiling of overhanging rocks or in crevices. Male guards the eggs until hatching which takes about 8 days.

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Allen, G.R., 1991. Field guide to the freshwater fishes of New Guinea. Publication, no. 9. 268 p. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 2847)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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