Animal Species:Sinuous Gudgeon, Odonteleotris macrodon (Bleeker, 1853)

The Sinuous Gudgeon has a large head, small eyes and a large mouth. The species is occurs in fresh and brackish waters from India to Australia.

Sinuous Gudgeon, Odonteleotris macrodon

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Standard Common Name

Sinuous-Gudgeon

Alternative Name/s

Smooth-scaled Gudgeon, Gangetic Sleeper

Identification

The Sinuous Gudgeon has a large head, small eyes and a large mouth. There are 90 small cycloid lateral line scales. It is grey with a white belly.

Size range

The species grows to around 30 cm in length.

Distribution

The Sinuous Gudgeon is known from India to Australia. In Australia it is known from the northern coast of Western Australia to the Northern Territory.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Odonteleotris macrodon

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Sinuous Gudgeon specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The Sinuous Gudgeon occurs in fresh and brackish waters.

Classification

Species:
macrodon
Genus:
Odonteleotris
Family:
Eleotridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
  2. Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari & S. Wirjoatmodjo. 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. Pp. 221.
  3. Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biological Workshop. Pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds) The Marine flora and fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Darwin: Northern Territory Museum.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Fishes, Ichthyology, Sinuous Gudgeon, Odonteleotris macrodon, Eleotridae, grey, 'normal fish', 10 cm - 30 cm, no pattern, freshwater, large head, large mouth,