Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 16°S - 17°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Oceania: known from the type locality, the rapids of the Hann River at Moll Gorge, northern coastal drainage, western Australia.
Adults inhabit moderately to swiftly flowing streams in clear or turbid water over mixed sand and rocky bottoms (Ref. 44894). Not much known on the biology of this species, although a single collection of 100 specimens taken in 1969 indicate that they occur in fast flowing rapids; the water being green-colored with visibility reduced to 30 cm (Ref. 5259). Adults occasionally exhibit the 'blubber lip' condition seen in members of the closely related genus Hephaestus. Omnivorous, feed on algae and small invertebrates. Eggs are guarded and fanned by the male parent (Ref. 205). When freshly captured, a distinctive pattern of broad vertical bars is displayed on sides which is an indication of stress (Ref. 44894).
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .