Stiphodon ornatus

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Offering Stiphodon ornatus (Rainbow Stiphodon).

Members of this genus are near-exclusive inhabitants of short coastal streams with habitats often lying above waterfalls or cataracts. This makes them inaccessible to the majority of fishes although other gobiids and eleotrids often occur syntopically, sometimes alongside two or more Stiphodon species.

Amphidromous Macrobrachium spp. shrimp and neritid snails are the commonest invertebrates to be found. The gradient of the streams varies depending on locality, and Stiphodon spp. inhabiting the fastest-flowing or living above waterfalls generally lack extended dorsal–fin rays, spines plus the first dorsal–fin is rounded in shape and approximately the same height as the second dorsal–fin.

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