- Species presence
- Recorded In Australia
- Marine Habitats
- Terrestrial Habitats
- Conservation status
- VICNear Threatened
- Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
- Brief description: Dark stripe on head from eye to middle of pectoral fin base; series of dark chocolate-brown stripes along sides.
- Description : Dark greenish brown to grey-brown above, lighter creamish brown on lower sides and belly. A series of darker chocolate-brown stripes along sides. Dark stripe on head from eye to middle of pectoral fin base.
- Biology : Matures at a length of 6-7.5 cm. Spawns in late summer to autumn. Feeds mainly on aquatic insects and crustaceans, but larger specimens also take small fishes.
- Habitat: Freshwater streams, lakes and lagoons. Most often found in short coastal streams, sometimes close to brackish water.
- Maximum size (cm): 20
- Diet: Carnivore
- Colours: brown
- Distribution: Cliff Point, Qld to Wilson’s Promontory, Vic.
- Habitat types: Freshwater
- Commercial species: False
- Author credit: Jeff Johnson / Queensland Museum
Names and sources
|Eleotris australis Krefft, 1864 Krefft, 1864 Krefft, 1864|
|Published in: Krefft, G. 1864. Notes on Australian freshwater fishes, and descriptions of four new species. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 1864 pp. 182-184|
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