Pseudomugil majusculus Ivantsoff & Allen, 1984
Cape blue-eye

Family:  Pseudomugilidae (Blue eyes)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Cape Ward Hunt, eastern Papua New Guinea and from Fergusson Island in the D'Entrecasteaux Group. Easily misidentified for Pseudomugil signifer (Ref. 9786).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-5; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Gill rakers in first lower, 14-15, gill arch less than half the diameter of pupil but longer than in other species of this genus.
Biology:  Found in mangrove swamps and may provide food for young of commercially important species. Nothing is known of the biology of this species of which only two specimens are presently known (Ref. 9786).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 June 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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