Oxyeleotris nullipora Roberts, 1978
Poreless gudgeon
Oxyeleotris nullipora
photo by Aland, G.

Family:  Butidae (Gudgeon gobies)
Max. size:  4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: Australia and central southern New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-10
Biology:  Found in backwaters of rivers, small creeks, swamps, and lily lagoons, usually among thick aquatic vegetation over soft mud bottoms. Females lay about 30 eggs (2 millimeters in diameter) on the ceiling of overhanging rocks or crevices. These are guarded and fanned by males until hatching, which takes about 8 days (Ref. 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 February 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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