Animal Species:Spangled Gudgeon, Ophiocara porocephala (Valenciennes, 1837)

Standard Common Name

Spangled Gudgeon

Alternative Name/s

Bumblebee, Mullet Gudgeon, Northern Mud Gudgeon

Size range

It grows to a maximum size of about 23 cm in length.

Habitat

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.

Ophiocara porocephala

Classification

Species:
porocephala
Genus:
Ophiocara
Family:
Eleotridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1989. Freshwater Fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications. Pp. 240.
  2. 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.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Ophiocara porocephala, Spangled Gudgeon, Eleotridae, fishes, ichthyology, brown, white, yellow, grey, spots, fin, 10 cm - 30 cm,