Oxyeleotris aruensis (Weber, 1911)
Aru gudgeon
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Family:  Butidae (Marine gudgeons), subfamily: Butinae
Max. size:  16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: New Guinea and northern Australia
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 10-12
Biology:  Inhabits large rivers as well as small tributaries. Prefers well-vegetated stream margins with soft mud bottom. Feeds on insects, crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 5259, 44894). Aquarium conditions: pH=7.2, H=10, 26°C water temperature, carnivore, egg layer, needs plant and rock cover, not easy for beginning aquarists (Ref. 6398).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 13.06.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 18.07.06
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 12.08.94

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