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Species Ophiocara porocephala (Valenciennes, 1837)

Spangled Gudgeon, Bumblebee, Mullet Gudgeon, Northern Mud Gudgeon, Tittle


Miscellaneous Literature Names



Kottelat (2013) treated the species as Ophiocara ophicephalus Valenciennes, 1837, with Günther (1861) acting as first reviser. Both species were described in the same publication. We retain the name Ophiocara porocephala because it is the name in current useage and because other species are known in the genus, but no revision has resolved the appropriate names.




Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Barred Creek, north of Broome, WA (17°39'S, 122°11'E) to North Stradbroke Island, QLD (27°29'S), also Muralag Island, Torres Strait; tropical, Indo-west Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, Qld, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Gulf Plains (GUP), Northern Kimberley (NK), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Torres Strait Islands terrestrial, marine & freshwater

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Estuary, freshwater, inshore.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 01-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 27-Jun-2016 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED