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CAAB: 37429036

Species Oxyeleotris aruensis (Weber, 1911)

Aru Gudgeon


Generic Combinations



This species is difficult to separate from and sometimes misidentified as Oxyeleotris fimbriata. Both are found in rivers of Cape York, but this species is currently known from much further south on the east coast of Queensland.





Extra Distribution Information

Western Cape York (Wenlock River 12°18'S and Jardine River, 11°10'S) and eastern Cape York from Pascoe River (12°42'S) and an isolated population from the Mulgrave River to the Murray River, QLD (18°03'S) and possibly south to Rockhampton (23°50'S), QLD; tropical, New Guinea.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Qld: Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, freshwater.


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 29-Apr-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED