Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

Museums

Regional Maps

External Links

CAAB: 37245019

Species Pseudomugil mellis Allen & Ivantsoff, 1982

Honey Blue Eye, Honey Blue-eye

  • Pseudomugil mellis Allen, G.R. & Ivantsoff, W. 1982. Pseudomugil mellis, le honey Blue-eye, une nouvelle espèce de poisson Arc-en-ciel (Melanotaeniidae) d'Australie orientale. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 9(3): 83-86 figs 1-7 [83].
    Type data:
     Holotype QM I.19383, Peregian Beach, QLD.
    Paratype(s) AM I.22797-001; BMNH 1982.3.12.1-5; QM I.14740; RMNH 28925; USNM 231751; ZMA 116600; WAM P.27439-003.

 

Introduction

The species was listed as Endangered by the IUCN in 1996. The species is listed as Vulnerable under the EPBC Act.

 

Distribution

States

Queensland


Extra Distribution Information

Upper reaches of Water Park Creek, northeast of Rockhampton (22º41'S, 150º44'E), coastal streams from southeast of Maryborough (25º40´S) to north of Caboolture (26º58´S), and Fraser Island, QLD; tropical.

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

Qld: Central Mackay Coast (CMC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ)

Distribution References

  • Pusey, B.J., Kennard, M.J. & Arthington, A.H. 2004. Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia. Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 684 pp. [248]

Ecological Descriptors

Freshwater, vegetation-held water.

 

General References

Allen, G.R. 1989. Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications 240 pp., 63 pls. [111]

Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & Allen, M. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 394 pp. [167]

Arthington, A.H. & Marshall, C.J. 1995. Threatened fishes of the world: Pseudomugil mellis Allen & Ivantsoff, 1982 (Pseudomugilidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 43(3): 268

Howe, E. 1987. Breeding behaviour, egg surface morphology and embryonic development in four Australian species of the genus Pseudomugil (Pisces : Melanotaeniidae). Marine and Freshwater Research 38(6): 885-895

Leggett, R. & Merrick, J.R. 1987. Australian Native Fishes for Aquariums. Artarmon : J.R. Merrick Publications 241 pp. 142 figs. [124]

Pusey, B.J., Kennard, M.J. & Arthington, A.H. 2004. Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia. Collingwood, Victoria : CSIRO Publishing 684 pp. [247]

Saeed, B., Ivantsoff, W. & Allen, G.R. 1989. Taxonomic revision of the family Pseudomugilidae (Order Atheriniformes). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 40: 719-787 [748]

Semple, G.P. 1991. Reproductive behaviour and early development of the honey blue-eye, Pseudomugil mellis Allen and Ivantsoff 1982 (Pisces : Pseudomugilidae), from the North-east Coast Divison, south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 42(3): 277-286

 

Common Name References

Allen, G.R. 1989. Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Neptune, New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications 240 pp., 63 pls. [111] (Honey Blue-eye)

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. (Honey Blue Eye)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
21-Jul-2014 ATHERINIFORMES 09-Apr-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
20-Aug-2013 MODIFIED