Teleostei (teleosts) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Pseudomugilidae
Etymology: Pseudomugil: Greek, pseudes = false + Latin, mugil, -is = grey mullet (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Kner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 12 - 15. Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)
Oceania: endemic to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Occurs in clear, cool, fast-flowing streams and also brackish mangrove estuaries. Inhabits tidal mangrove creeks or fringing coastal mangrove and around offshore islands. Also common in clear, forest streams. Water temperature varies between 15° and 28°C, with the lower end of the scale applicable during winter over the southernmost part of the range. The pH fluctuates from 5.5-7.8 according to habitat conditions. At least 15 geographical varieties have been recognized, but detailed morphological studies reveal there is only one species (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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
): 2.9 ±0.38 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).