Smalleye Gudgeon, Prionobutis microps (Weber 1908)

Other Names: Small Eyed Sleeper, Small-eyed Gudgeon, Small-eyed Loter, Small-eyed Sleeper

A Smalleye Gudgeon, Prionobutis microps, at the Territory Wildlife Park. Source: Dave Wilson / Aquagreen. License: All rights reserved

A greyish to brownish gudgeon with a flattened head, pale markings on the sides, about five dark brown to greyish bands radiating from the eye, and fine dark bands on the dorsal, caudal and pectoral fins.

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Smalleye Gudgeon, Prionobutis microps (Weber 1908)

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Inhabits mangrove estuaries, tidal creeks and the lowermost reaches of freshwater streams.

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CAAB Code:37429041

Habitat:Fresh to brackish water

Max Size:23 cm SL

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