Pseudaphritis urvillii, Lakes Entrance, VIC, Photo: Don Love
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
Depth: 0 - 10 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% 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.