Afurcagobius tamarensis (Johnston, 1883)
Tamar River goby
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Family:  Gobiidae (Gobies), subfamily: Gobiinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Oceania: coast of south-eastern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Pale brown or grey with irregular brown markings giving blotchy appearance; usually 3-5 dark brown saddles across back (Ref. 44894).
Biology:  Inhabits quiet waters of brackish estuaries and coastal lakes; also in lower reaches of freshwater streams (Ref. 44894). Found on sand, silt or mud bottoms, usually in small aggregations (Ref. 9002, 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.05.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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