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Gobiomorphus coxii  (Krefft, 1864)

Cox's gudgeon
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Eleotridae (Sleepers) > Eleotrinae
Etymology: Gobiomorphus: Latin, gobius = gudgeon + Greek, morphe = shape (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   High altitude

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Oceania: restricted to the southeast coast of Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2906); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2906)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Populations appear more abundant in southern rivers, in flowing areas, including rapids (Ref. 2906, 44894). Adults are not found in lower reaches but individuals range upstream into areas of altitudes up to 700 m (Ref. 2906). Rarely found near to the sea (Ref. 44894). Individuals have been observed climbing dam walls using their pectorals, out of direct water flow (Ref. 2906). Adults feed on aquatic insects and mosquitofish. Juveniles generally found closer to the sea. During upstream migration these fish are capable of climbing waterfalls and steep dams. The female lays eggs on rocky surfaces and the male guards and fans the nest until hatching several days later (Ref. 44894).

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Merrick, J.R. and G.E. Schmida, 1984. Australian freshwater fishes: biology and management. Griffin Press Ltd., South Australia. 409 p. (Ref. 2906)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00238 - 0.01459), b=3.16 (2.95 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .