Pseudomugil connieae (Allen, 1981)
Popondetta blue-eye
photo by Boeck, H.

Family:  Pseudomugilidae (Blue eyes)
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 4 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 7.69999980926514 - 7.90000009536743; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Oceania: occurs within a 50 km radius of Popondetta, eastern Papua New Guinea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 16-19
Biology:  Generally found in clear, moderate to fairly rapid flowing streams in both shaded rainforest or sunlit, exposed sections. The altitudinal range is from about 30-300 m (Ref. 2847). An egg laying omnivore and a peaceful community fish which prefers the following aquarium conditions: pH=7.7, H=14, 28°C water temperature and some vegetative cover (Ref. 6398).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 06 December 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 04.08.94

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