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Oxuderces wirzi  (Koumans, 1937)

Wirz's goby
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Gobiidae (Gobies) > Oxudercinae
Etymology: Oxuderces: Greek,oxys = sharp + Greek, derkomai = to look at (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical (Ref. 5218), preferred ?

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Oceania: Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5218)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished by the following characteristics: total D2 elements 29-31; total anal fin elements 27-30; second dorsal and anal fins basally connected with caudal fin; 17 branched caudal rays; predorsal scales 26-44; 2 recurved, canine teeth internal to symphysis of lower jaw; bifid teeth usually present in lower jaw, sometimes in both jaws; pore situated posteriorly in interorbital region; basihyal bifid (Ref. 5218).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in mud and sand bottoms at river mouths (Ref. 5218).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kailola, P.J., 1991. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. III. Gobiidae to Molidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. 153 p. (Ref. 6771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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