Teleostei (teleosts) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Pseudomugilidae
Etymology: Pseudomugil: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, mugil, -is = grey mullet (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12; depth range 20 - 20 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060); 26°S - 27°S
Oceania: southern Queensland around the vicinity of Brisbane, Australia northward along the coast, 300 km to Bundaberg area.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Inhabits ponds and small streams near the sea; water typically dark (tea-like) with sand or mud bottom (pH=4.5-5.8, upper limit of water temperature 27.5°-32.5°C). Occurs in slow-flowing, tannin-stained creeks and coastal dune lakes in sandy country (locally known as 'wallum'). Found along grassy banks, often among reeds or water lilies (Ref. 44894). Closely related to Pseudomugil signifer.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Spawns within the male's territory in submerged vegetation. Eggs are demersal, adhesive and attached to plants.
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.83-1; Fec=42-145; assuming multiple spawning per year).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).