Cestraeus goldiei (Macleay, 1883)
Goldie river mullet
Cestraeus goldiei
photo by FAO

Family:  Mugilidae (Mullets)
Max. size:  40 cm FL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range - 2 m
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Philippines south to New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 9-9
Biology:  Inhabit rapid-flowing streams in hilly or mountainous terrain (Ref. 2847). Adults may ascend rivers, reported to 350 m above sea level. Oviparous, eggs are pelagic and non-adhesive (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 September 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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