Craterocephalus amniculus Crowley & Ivantsoff, 1990
Darling river hardyhead
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Family:  Atherinidae (Silversides), subfamily: Craterocephalinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: New South Wales, Australia.
Biology:  Inhabits slow-flowing, clear waters of small creeks and streams; usually in the shallows or at the surface, often among aquatic vegetation (Ref. 44894). Found in rivers (Ref. 26703). Solitary or in small aggregations of 10-15 fish. Spawning possibly occurs in late to mid summer as indicated by the capture of sub-adults in September. The upper Hunter river (New South Wales) has yielded specimens of a similar hardyhead which are tentatively identified as C. amniculus but could prove to be a separate undescribed species. Formerly mis-identified as C. eyresii (Ref. 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 05 February 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 30.07.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 01.10.21

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