Pseudomugilidae

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This article is about the fish family known as blue-eyes. For other uses, see blue eyes (disambiguation).
Blue-eyes
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Forktail blue-eye (Pseudomugil furcatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Pseudomugilidae
Kner, 1865
Genera

Kiunga
Pseudomugil
Scaturiginichthys

The blue-eyes are a family of atheriniform fish, the Pseudomugilidae, related to the rainbowfishes. They inhabit fresh and brackish water in Australia and New Guinea. Blue-eyes are small fish, typically no more than 5 cm (2.0 in) in length. Like rainbowfish, they spawn all year round, and attach their eggs to vegetation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, Gerald R. (1998). Paxton, J.R. & Eschmeyer, W.N., ed. Encyclopedia of Fishes. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-12-547665-5.