Guyu wujalwujalensis  Pusey & Kennard, 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae (Temperate perches)
Etymology: Guyu: A word of the kuku yolangi, aboriginal people in Australia. Kuyu=freshwater fish; "k" is pronounced as "g" in N. Queensland. The species "wujalwujalensis" is due to its ocurrences in the town of Wujal Wujal.(Brad & Mark Kennard, Griffith University, 1993);  wujalwujalensis: Named for the township Wujal Wujal at the base of the Bloomfield Falls.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 40636).   Tropical; 21°C - 23°C (Ref. 40636)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40636)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 6 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9; Vertebrae: 25 - 26. Head deep and laterally compressed; pores on head and lower jaw; snout tapered. Insertion of the pelvic fin in line with the third dorsal spine and well behind pectoral fin base. Pelvic girdle length at least twice its width. Caudal fin rounded. Cleithrum's posterior margin and opercular spines without serrations; post temporal serrated.

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Oceania: Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits a broad (30-40 meters wide), clear, flowing stream with a rocky bottom. Temperature ranges between 15° and 25°C and pH from 5.0 to 6.0. During the day it shelters in the cover of undercut banks, boulders, log snags and submerged root masses, darting into crevices if threatened. Nocturnally active, feeding on insects and their larvae, crustaceans, fishes and plant matter. Sexual maturity is reached at a length of about five centimeters. One of the most recently discovered Australian freshwater fish species (Ref. 44894).

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Pusey, B.J. and M.J. Kennard, 2001. Guyu wujalwujalensis, a new genus and species (Pisces: Percichthyidae) from northeastern Queensland, Australia. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(1):17-28. (Ref. 40636)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00507 - 0.02599), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.