Sicyopus auxilimentus

Scientific name Sicyopus auxilimentus
Descriptor Watson & Kottelat
Year of description 1994
IUCN category DD
Family Gobiidae
Genus Sicyopus
Sicyopus auxilimentus Sicyopus auxilimentus

Introduction

Sicyopus auxilimentus is a little fresh water fish from the Asia.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    2 cm
  • Maximum size
    3 cm
  • Average size
    2 cm
  • Maximum size
    3 cm

How to recognize Sicyopus auxilimentus ?

Sicyopus auxilimentus measures between 2 and 3 cm. Given its small size, this species is commonly referred to as a "dwarf" animal.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

Sicyopus auxilimentus is a fish living in small groups naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous . Measuring only a few centimeters, this small species tends to be discreet and hide in the presence of larger neighbors.

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, Sicyopus auxilimentus has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu
  • Migratory species
    Yes
  • Polygamy
    Yes

Sicyopus auxilimentus is a fish dont le mode de reproduction est encore inconnu. In this species, the dominant males are polygamous and reproduce each season with several females. This species is amphidromous. It gives birth to larvae in fresh water which are immediately carried by the current of the rivers to the sea. These develop in salt water until a juvenile stage and then migrate from the sea to the interior of the land to continue their growth.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    22 - 26 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6 - 7
  • gh (hardness)
    1 - 5
  • Flow
    Strong

Biotope presentation

Sicyopus auxilimentus prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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