Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Pseudogobius: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Sauvage.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal. Subtropical
Oceania: southern Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Found in freshwater streams and ponds and brackish estuaries. Usually over mud and rock bottoms, sometimes among weeds (Ref. 44894). Feeds mainly on insects, crustaceans and algae. Spawns during spring in the upper reaches of estuaries (in less than 30% salinity), where aquatic vegetation is plentiful (Ref. 44894).
Female lays up to 150 eggs on the underside of a solid object such as a rock, can or other debris. Male guards and fans the eggs during the incubation period, which lasts about 4 days.
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)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.36 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .