Vogelkop Blue-eye - Pseudomugil reticulatus
The Vogelkop Blue-eye was scientifically described by Allen & Ivantsoff in 1986. Its scientific name is Pseudomugil reticulatus.
The Vogelkop Blue-eye can reach a length of 3.5 cm (1.4 inches). The body is of a pale tan shade and the scale margins are narrow and dark. The ventral part of the breast is yellow, and so are the fins.
Geographical distribution, habitat and conservation
The Vogelkop Blue-eye lives in the western part of West Papua (formerly West Irian Jaya or Irian Jaya Barat). This species is known only from a single specimen and its geographical range is therefore unknown. The specimen was found in a rainforest stream roughly 2 km (1.2 miles) from the village of Ajamaru at the Vogelkop Peninsula in Indonesia. The stream is located at an elevation of roughly 100 m (330 feet) near the headwaters of the Ayamaru River. When the specimen was collected, the water had a temperature of 26 degrees C (79 degrees F) and a pH-value of 7.5.
Keeping Vogelkop Blue-eye e in aquariums
The Vogelkop Blue-eye is, as far as we know, not available in the aquarium trade. If you manage to get your hands on a Vogelkop Blue-eye, you should try to mimic its natural environment in the aquarium.
Breeding Vogelkop Blue-eye
The breeding habits of the Vogelkop Blue-eye are unknown.
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