Kutubu hardyhead

The Kutubu hardyhead (Craterocephalus lacustris) is a species of fish in the family Atherinidae. It is endemic to Lake Kutubu and its outlet, the Soro River, in the Kikori River system, Papua New Guinea. Within its range this species is extremely abundant and large schools may be formed in the shallow margins of the lake, both in open water and among the aquatic vegetation.[2] This species was described by Ethelwynn Trewavas in 1940.[3]

Kutubu hardyhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Genus: Craterocephalus
C. lacustris
Binomial name
Craterocephalus lacustris
Trewavas, 1940


  1. Allen, G. (1996). "Craterocephalus lacustris". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T5494A11229765. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Craterocephalus lacustris" in FishBase. April 2019 version.
  3. Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Craterocephalus lacustris". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 22 July 2019.

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