Butis amboinensis (Bleeker, 1853)
Olive flathead-gudgeon
photo by Winterbottom, R.

Family:  Butidae (Marine gudgeons), subfamily: Butinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 5 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: India. Western Central Pacific: Japan, Philippines and Indonesia. Reported from Palau (Ref. 6371), New Caledonia (Ref. 11889) and Australia (Ref. 80359).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8
Biology:  Usually found in brackish mangrove areas and in creeks and rivers, sometimes well upstream (Ref. 2847, 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 29 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.07.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.04.18

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