Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Oceania: currently known only from northeastern Queensland, Australia between Mulgrave River (17°07'S) and Cooktown (15°28'S), and Laloki River drainage of southern New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Found in streams and rivers of lowland regions, above tidal influence. Collected from generally clear waters (sometimes in turbid waters), over bottoms usually consisting of gravel, sand and some mud. Feeds mostly on algae (Ref. 26669, 44894) and bottom detritus. Little is known of the life history, but it probably has a marine larval stage. Only recently described, although it has long been misidentified as Awaous crassilabrus, a species that does not occur in Australia (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., 1994. Awaous (Awaous) acritosus, a new species of freshwater goby from southern New Guinea and northeastern Australia (Teleostei: Gobidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 5(4):351-364. (Ref. 26669)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00319 - 0.02732), b=2.95 (2.71 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .