Hypseleotris aurea (Shipway, 1950)
Golden carp gudgeon
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Eleotridae (Bully sleepers), subfamily: Eleotrinae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: Murchison and Gascoyne Rivers of south-central Western Australia.
Biology:  Inhabits rocky pools amongst dense clumps of submerged water weeds and dead branches (Ref. 2906, 44894). Presumably the species has a high tolerance to increased salinity levels and water temperatures, which typically occur in the habitat during drought periods (Ref. 44894). Males with slightly pronounced hump on forehead (Ref. 5259).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 08 January 2019 (B2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 13.06.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 06.06.17
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 12.08.94

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