Hypseleotris kimberleyensis Hoese & Allen, 1982
Barnett River gudgeon
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Family:  Eleotridae (Bully sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Oceania: known only from the Barnett River system (Manning Creek Gorge) in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.
Biology:  Inhabits clear, rocky pools with moderate flow. Small groups are seen hovering in midwater adjacent to rocky crevices and submerged tree branches (Ref. 5259). Occurs in streams, typically occurring over a mixed substrate of aquatic plants and large sandstone boulders. Solitary in habit, but sometimes forms small groups (Ref. 44894). Sexual dimorphism not as pronounced as in other Hypseleotris species. Caudal fin is truncate in females and rounded in males, males usually darker colored (Ref. 2906, 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 09 January 2019 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 13.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 06.10.21
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 15.08.94

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