Odonteleotris macrodon Click to enlarge image
A 30cm long Smooth-scaled Gudgeon in an aquarium at the Territory Wildlife Park. The fish was caught in a drain in Ludmilla, Darwin, Northern Territory during the wet season, January 2001. Image: D. Wilson
© D. Wilson

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    macrodon
    Genus
    Odonteleotris
    Family
    Eleotridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to around 30 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

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.

Habitat

The Sinuous Gudgeon occurs in fresh and brackish waters.

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.



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.