Pseudomugil gertrudae Weber, 1911
Spotted blue-eye
photo by Boeck, H.

Family:  Pseudomugilidae (Blue eyes)
Max. size:  3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6 - 6; dH range: 5 - 12
Distribution:  Asia and Oceania: Northern Australia, southern New Guinea and the Aru Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-8; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 9-12
Biology:  Inhabits small creeks, swampy marshes, heavily shaded rainforest streams, lily lagoons and backwaters adjacent to major water courses. Usually found in Pandanus-lined creeks with muddy bottoms. Aggregations are encountered in areas with abundant vegetation and submerged log debris (Ref. 44894). Occurs at temperatures and pH ranging from 23°-30° C and 5.2-6.7 respectively.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.05.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.11.96

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