Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs on rubble bottom of inshore waters (Ref. 75154). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). The male carries the eggs in a brood pouch which is found under the tail (Ref. 205). Male may be brooding at 3.65 cm SL.
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Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.
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Australia: South Australia and Western Australia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 54.5 mm SL
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Max. size

5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5316))
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Type Information

Neotype for Campichthys galei
Catalog Number: USNM 216313
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): B. Collette
Year Collected: 1970
Locality: Point Pelam, 30 mi. S. of Perth, W. a., Western Australia, Australia, Indian
  • Neotype: Dawson, C. E. 1977. Bulletin of Marine Science. 27 (4): 645.; Duncker, G. 1909. Die Fauna sudwest-Australiens. Ergebnisse der Hamburger südwest-australischen Forschungsreise 1905. 233-25.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 18 m (Ref. 5316)
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Depth: 0 - 18m.
Recorded at 18 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Male carries the eggs in a brood pouch (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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