Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis Ivantsoff, Unmack, Saeed & Crowley, 1991
Redfin blue eye

Family:  Pseudomugilidae (Blue eyes)
Max. size:  2.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: Australia.
Biology:  Inhabits around grassy tussocks and weeds in small spring-fed pools with a depth of only a few centimeters in very dry, open country. The pools are exposed to full sun for most of the day and air temperatures reach 51°C in summer and fall as low as 3°C in winter. The fish and its limited habitat are now protected (Ref. 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 11 February 2019 (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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