Finke River hardyhead

The Finke River hardyhead (Craterocephalus centralis) is a species of fish in the family Atherinidae.[1] It is endemic to the Finke River system in the Northern Territory of Australia where it is widespread in open water or around aquatic vegetation.[2] They occur in a wide range of salinity and pH and in Summer seek refuge in semi-permanent water holes. They are omnivores and feed on small crustaceans, insects, gastropods, polychaete worms, algae and fish eggs.[2] This species shows a wide tolerance to temperature and salinity and is omnivore, probably spawning during warmer months. It was previously mis-identified as Craterocephalus eyresii.[3]

Finke River hardyhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Genus: Craterocephalus
Species:
C. centralis
Binomial name
Craterocephalus centralis
Crowley & Ivantsoff, 1990

References

  1. Wager, R. (1996). "Craterocephalus centralis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T5488A11207129. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  2. Bray, D.J. & Thompson, V.J. (2017). "Craterocephalus centralis". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  3. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "craterocepgalus centralis" in FishBase. April 2019 version.


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