Milyeringa justitia

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Milyeringa justitia Larson & Foster, 2013

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes (Gobies) > Milyeringidae (Blind cave gudgeons) > Milyeringinae
Etymology: Milyeringa: From an Australian western region, Milyering (Ref. 45335);  justitia: From the Latin for justice, in the hope that justice helps the species to survive on Barrow Island, which has been an oilfield since 1967 and is most recently the site of the Gorgon Gas Hub development.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Oceania: restricted to subterranean aquifers accessed by wells sunk on Barrow Island, Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93018)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6 - 7; Vertebrae: 22. First dorsal fin absent (remnant of single pterygiophore present in CT-scanned specimen), 6 segmented second dorsal fin rays; 6-7 segmented anal fin rays; pelvic fin rays I,3; 13-15 caudal fin rays; caudal and pectoral fin rays all unbranched; an almost naked body with greatly reduced scalation (single row of few cycloid scales present), head short with reduced numbers of rows of sensory papillae on the head and body; vertebrae 7-9+13-15 (22 in total), one pre-anal pterygiophore, one epural, last haemal spine broad, split, with sheet of bone joining forks (Ref. 93018).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Larson, H.K., R. Foster, W.F. Hunphreys and M.I. Stevens, 2013. A new species of the blind cave gudeon Milyeringa (Pisces: Gobioidei, Eleotridae) from Barrow Island, Western Australia, with a redescription of M. veritas Whitley. Zootaxa 3616(2):135-150. (Ref. 93018)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)); Date assessed: 23 January 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .