Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits muddy creeks draining mangrove samphire plains or freshwater floodplains, also artificial habitats such as water buffalo wallows and concrete drains. Always seen near the coast in low-salinity environments (0-9% sea water). Spawned in captivity. About 30 eggs were laid, which took 9 days to hatch at 25°C. After hatching the young were observed clinging to the walls of the aquarium, apparently feeding on algae (Ref. 44894).
  • Larson, H.K. 2001 A revision of the gobiid fish genus Mugilogobius (Teleostei: Gobioidei), and its systematic placement. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. (Suppl. No. 62):1-233. (Ref. 43716)
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Distribution

Oceania: northern Australia.
  • Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen 2002 Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)
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Australia.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6 - 8; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 5 - 7
  • Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen 2002 Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)
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Size

Max. size

3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894))
  • Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen 2002 Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)
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Diagnostic Description

Equal number of second dorsal and anal fin rays - consisting of 1 spine and 6 soft rays (Ref. 44894). Color: males blue-grey with dark scale margins and scattered black spots on head and body; first dorsal fin with broad yellow band across outer half; second dorsal and anal fins bluish on basal half, with a black stripe across center of fins and broad white margins; caudal fin dusky blue-grey with faint cross bands. Females mainly tan (Ref. 44894).
  • Allen, G.R., S.H. Midgley and M. Allen 2002 Field guide to the freshwater fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth, Western Australia. 394 p. (Ref. 44894)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; brackish
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male tends the clutch.
  • Graf, J. 2003 Eine neue Grundel aus Australien. Datz 56(7):40-42. (Ref. 47482)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chlamydogobius ranunculus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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