Re-appearance of the blue mudhopper, Scartelaos histophorus (Pisces: Gobiidae) in the greater Brisbane area

Tibbetts, I. R. and Townsend, K. (1995) Re-appearance of the blue mudhopper, Scartelaos histophorus (Pisces: Gobiidae) in the greater Brisbane area. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 38 2: 671-676.

Author Tibbetts, I. R.
Townsend, K.
Title Re-appearance of the blue mudhopper, Scartelaos histophorus (Pisces: Gobiidae) in the greater Brisbane area
Journal name Memoirs of the Queensland Museum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0079-8835
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 38
Issue 2
Start page 671
End page 676
Total pages 6
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Queensland Government
Language eng
Subject 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Formatted abstract
Mudskippers have not been reported in the greater Brisbane area since 1919 (McCulloch & Ogilby, 1919). Recently, large populations of these animals were observed along the banks of the Brisbane River. A survey of the mudskippers in the greater Brisbane area was initiated and only the blue mud hopper, Scartelaos histophorus was identified. It has a discontinuous distribution from the mouth of the Brisbane River upstream to the suburb of Fig Tree Pocket and as far south as the suburb of Lota. Preliminary information on seasonal change in abundance for S. histophorus was obtained during this study. Future research areas based upon mudskippers as biological indicators are outlined.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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