Pseudaphritis urvillii

Pseudaphritis urvillii
Pseudaphritis urvillii, Lakes Entrance, VIC, Photo: Don Love


Temperate Australasia


An estuarine species, usually only found resting on the bottom in areas with regular freshwater input, but occasionally found on sheltered coastal reefs near river mouths. Slender bodied, with a more pointed snout than similarly marked estuarine gobies. Has an unusual ability to bend at its \'neck\', allowing the head to point in a direction almost perpendicular to the rest of the body.


Max Size: 36 cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 0 - 10 m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (15.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.