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Craterocephalus eyresii (Steindachner, 1883)
LAKE EYRE HARDYHEAD
Central Australian Hardyhead; Desert Hardyhead; Atherina interioris Zietz, 1909; Atherinichthys eyresii Steindachner, 1883

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Craterocephalus eyresii (Steindachner , 1883)

Lake Eyre hardyhead Upload your photos  and  videos
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Atherinidae (Silversides) > Craterocephalinae
Etymology: Craterocephalus: Greek, krater, -eros = bowl, mixing vessel + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335 ) ;   eyresii: From overflow of Coward and Strangeways Springs, Central Australia .  More on author: Steindachner .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 24°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060 ); 23°S - 36°S

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Oceania: Lake Eyre Basin, South Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2158 )

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits swamps, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and lagoons. Common throughout its range, usually among weeds and over gravel beds in lakes or slow-flowing sections of streams. Occurs in both turbid and clear water: 0-110ppt, 10°-37°C. Also found in ephemeral rivers, streams, natural springs, salt lakes and man-made bores, usually around submerged vegetation over gravel substrates. Seeks refuge in bores and semi-permanent waterholes during droughts. Feeds on microcrustaceans. Breeds from January to March, and also opportunistically during floods. Important in the diet of many waterbirds including herons, cormorants and pelicans (Ref. 44894 ).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dyer, Brian S. | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley , 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.0   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .

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