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Pseudomugil furcatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Pseudomugilidae
Genus: Pseudomugil
Kner, 1866
Type species
Pseudomugil signifer
Kner, 1866

Pseudomugil is a genus of fish in the family Pseudomugilidae endemic to Australia and New Guinea, where they are found in freshwater rivers and streams and bodies of brackish water.[1] Members of this genus have slender bodies and two dorsal fins. They are usually sexually dimorphic.[2]


There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Pseudomugil in FishBase. June 2016 version.
  2. ^ Saeed, B., Ivantsoff, W. & Allen, G.R. (1989): Taxonomic Revision of the Family Pseudomugilidae (Order Atheriniformes). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 40 (6): 719-787.
  3. ^ a b Allen, G.R., Unmack, P.J. & Hadiaty, R.K. (2016): Pseudomugil luminatus, a new species of Blue-eye (Teleostei: Pseudomugilidae) from southern New Guinea, with notes on P. gertrudae. Fishes of Sahul, 30 (1): 950-961.

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