Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory



<I>Pseudomugil signata</I> holotype

Pseudomugil signata holotype

<I>Pseudomugil gertrudae</I> male

Pseudomugil gertrudae male

<I>Pseudomugil gertrudae</I> female

Pseudomugil gertrudae female


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CAAB: 37245000


Blue Eyes, Blue-eyes

Compiler and date details

22 April 2014 - Gerald R. Allen, Norbert J. Cross, Douglass F. Hoese & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Gerald R. Allen, Norbert J. Cross, & Douglass F. Hoese


The Pseudomugilidae comprise three genera and 17 species worldwide (Allen et al. 2002). In Australian waters, two genera and eight species have been recorded.

Blue-eyes are found in Australia as well as in New Guinea and on several surrounding islands. Most species inhabit freshwater streams, lakes, swamps, brackish mangrove areas or seawater. They are popular aquarium fishes. The maximum size is about 5 cm standard length.

The blue-eyes were reviewed by Allen & Cross (1982) and Saeed et al. (1989). The genera are often placed with the melanotaenids, and Nelson (2006), in his recent work, recognised the group as a subfamily of Melanotaeniidae.


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)
21-Jul-2014 ATHERINIFORMES 14-Jul-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)