Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Guyu: A word of the kuku yolangi, aboriginal people in Australia. Kuyu=freshwater fish; "k" is pronounced as "g" in N. Queensland. The species "wujalwujalensis" is due to its ocurrences in the town of Wujal Wujal.(Brad & Mark Kennard, Griffith University, 1993); wujalwujalensis: Named for the township Wujal Wujal at the base of the Bloomfield Falls.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; depth range - 4 m (Ref. 40636), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 21°C - 23°C (Ref. 40636)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40636)
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 7 - 9;
Vertebrae: 25 - 26. Head deep and laterally compressed; pores on head and lower jaw; snout tapered. Insertion of the pelvic fin in line with the third dorsal spine and well behind pectoral fin base. Pelvic girdle length at least twice its width. Caudal fin rounded. Cleithrum's posterior margin and opercular spines without serrations; post temporal serrated.
Inhabits a broad (30-40 meters wide), clear, flowing stream with a rocky bottom. Temperature ranges between 15° and 25°C and pH from 5.0 to 6.0. During the day it shelters in the cover of undercut banks, boulders, log snags and submerged root masses, darting into crevices if threatened. Nocturnally active, feeding on insects and their larvae, crustaceans, fishes and plant matter. Sexual maturity is reached at a length of about five centimeters. One of the most recently discovered Australian freshwater fish species (Ref. 44894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pusey, B.J. and M.J. Kennard, 2001. Guyu wujalwujalensis, a new genus and species (Pisces: Percichthyidae) from northeastern Queensland, Australia. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(1):17-28. (Ref. 40636)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .