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Species Philypnodon macrostomus Hoese & Reader, 2006

Dwarf Flathead Gudgeon




New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Coastal rivers from upper Burnett River, QLD (25°17'S) to Wilsons Promontory, VIC (38°54'S), and Murray River from Albury (146°55'E) to near Victor Harbour, SA (138°37'E). Records north of Brisbane, QLD and from rivers draining to the west of the Great Dividing Range in NSW may represent different species; temperate

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA, Vic: Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)


Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Brackish water, estuary, freshwater, seagrass.

Extra Ecological Information

In freshwater, and in brackish to full strength seawater.


General References

Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp. [317] (as Philypnodon species)

Hoese, D.F., Larson, H.K. & Llewellyn, L.C. 1980. Family Eleotridae: gudgeons. pp. 169-185 19 figs in McDowall, R.M. (ed.). Freshwater Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed 208 pp., figs, 32 pls. [171, fi g. 31.3] (as Philypnodon sp.)

Hoese, D.F. & Larson, H.K. 1994. Family Eleotrididae. pp. 810-813, figs 715-717 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [810, fig. 715] (as Philypnodon sp.)

Lintermans, M. 2009. Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin — An Introductory Guide. Canberra : Murray-Darling Basin Commission 157 pp. [MDBC Publication Number 10/07] [98-99]

Merrick, J.R. & Schmida, G.E. 1984. Australian Freshwater Fishes Biology and Management. Sydney : J.R. Merrick 409 pp. figs 280 col. figs. [306, fig. 256] (as Philypnodon sp. 1)

Pusey, B.J., Kennard, M.J. & Arthington, A.H. 2004. Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia. Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 684 pp. [568] (as Philypnodon sp.)

Thacker, C.E., Unmack, P.J., Matsui, L., Duong P. & Huang, E. 2008. Phylogeography of Philypnodon species (Teleostei: Eleotridae) across south-eastern Australia: testing patterns of connectivity across drainage divides and among coastal rivers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 95: 175–192


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)
11-Apr-2024 ELEOTRIDAE 03-Jun-2022 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese (AM)
04-Dec-2018 GOBIOIDEI 01-Jun-2018 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
14-May-2015 GOBIOIDEI 18-Mar-2015 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Mar-2015 MODIFIED