Peacock gudgeon

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Peacock gudgeon
Tateurndina ocellicauda male DG.jpg
Male
Peacock gudgeon female.jpg
Female
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Eleotridae
Genus: Tateurndina
Nichols, 1955
Species: T. ocellicauda
Binomial name
Tateurndina ocellicauda
Nichols, 1955

The peacock gudgeon or peacock goby (Tateurndina ocellicauda) is a tropical freshwater species of sleeper goby endemic to the eastern part of Papua New Guinea. It can be found in schools hovering over the substrate in rivers and ponds. This species can reach a length of 7.5 cm (3.0 in). It is currently the only known member of its genus.[1]

A male T. ocellidcauda guards his young.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Tateurndina ocellicauda" in FishBase. April 2013 version.