I.44726-001 - Ophiocara porocephala (Whitley, 1950) Click to enlarge image
A Spangled Gudgeon, Ophiocara porocephala, caught in Ferrier's Creek, west end of Watsons Bay, Lizard Island, Queensland, 9 September 2008. Image: Jay Cossey
University of Guelph

Fast Facts

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



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.