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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:6507d685-8dee-4bb4-8b5b-73303672670f

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Philypnodon grandiceps
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Flathead Gudgeon is an

species with two short-based dorsal fins. It has a broad, flattened head with rows of small

. The mouth is large, extending back to below the middle to rear half of the eye in males and under the front of the eye in females. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

ANGFA
Images
Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
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BowerBird
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CCARP Database of Watering Requirements - Images
Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Crustaceans, aquatic insects, tadpoles, small fish.
Dispersal: Unknown
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native main channel generalists and wetland opportunists
Habitat: Shallow littoral habitats with slow flows and abundant submerged cover such as rocks, logs or vegetation.
Life Stage Duration: Unknown
Longevity: 0- 3
Migration: Unknown
Mode of Floodplain Use: Opportunistic
References: Humphries P, et al. (1999) Environmental Biology of Fishes 56, 129-151. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Partial
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Spawning and flood period overlap, but habitat is most crucial
Reproduction Timing: October - April
Reproduction Timing Pattern: October,November,December,January,February,March,April
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Carnivore
lifeStage: Adult
vernacular name: Flat-headed gudgeon, Flathead gudgeon
Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Crustaceans, aquatic insects, tadpoles, small fish.
Dispersal: Observed in drift (facultative).
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native main channel generalists and wetland opportunists
Habitat: Slow flowing backwaters, pools and littoral zones.
Life Stage Duration: Unknown
Migration: Unknown
Mode of Floodplain Use: Opportunistic
References: Humphries P, et al. (1999) Environmental Biology of Fishes 56, 129-151. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Not applicable
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Not applicable
Reproduction Timing: Not applicable
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Carnivore
lifeStage: Larvae and juveniles
vernacular name: Flat-headed gudgeon, Flathead gudgeon
Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Unknown
Dispersal: Unknown
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native main channel generalists and wetland opportunists
Habitat: Hard substrates.
Life Stage Duration: Spring - summer
Migration: No post-spawning migration.
Mode of Floodplain Use: Unknown
References: Humphries P, et al. (1999) Environmental Biology of Fishes 56, 129-151. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Partial
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Spawning and flood period overlap, but habitat is most crucial
Reproduction Timing: October - April
Reproduction Timing Pattern: October,November,December,January,February,March,April
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Unknown
lifeStage: Spawning
vernacular name: Flat-headed gudgeon, Flathead gudgeon
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Philypnodon grandiceps

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Eleotris grandiceps 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
Eleotris gymnocephalus Steindachner, 1866 Steindachner, 1866
Published in: Steindachner, F. 1866. Über die Fische von Port Jackson in Australien. Anz. K. Akad. Wiss. Math.-Naturwiss Kl. Vol. 3 (7) pp. 50-55
Eleotris nudiceps Castelnau, 1872 Castelnau, 1872
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1872. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 1. The Melbourne fish market. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 1 pp. 29-242 1 pl.
Eleotris (Eleotroides) melbournensis Sauvage, 1880 Sauvage, 1880
Published in: Sauvage, H.E. 1880. Description des gobioides nouveaux ou peu connus de la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. Bull. Soc. Philomath. Paris Ser. 7 Vol. 4 pp. 40-58
Ophiorrhinus angustifrons Ogilby, 1898 Ogilby, 1898
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1898. On some Australian Eleotrinae. Part 2. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 22 (4) pp. 783-793

Common Names

Common name Source
Flathead Gudgeon
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Big-headed Gudgeon
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Bull Head
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Bull-headed Gudgeon
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Collundera
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Flat-headed Gudgeon
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Yarra Gudgeon
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
GOBIOIDEI
family
ELEOTRIDAE
genus
Philypnodon
species
Philypnodon grandiceps  Recorded in Australia

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