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.
Standard Common Name
Smooth-scaled Gudgeon, Gangetic Sleeper
The species grows to around 30 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
The Sinuous Gudgeon occurs in fresh and brackish waters.
- 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.
- Kottelat, M., A.J. Whitten, S.N. Kartikasari & S. Wirjoatmodjo. 1993. Freshwater fishes of Western Indonesia and Sulawesi. Periplus Editions, Hong Kong. Pp. 221.
- 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