Macquarie Perch

The Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica) is an Australian native freshwater fish of the Murray-Darling river system. It is a member of the Percichthyidae family and is closely related to the golden perch (Macquaria ambigua).

The Macquarie perch derives its scientific name from the Macquarie River where the first scientifically described specimen was collected (Macquaria) and a derivation of the Latin word for "southern" (australasica).

Read more about Macquarie PerchDescription and Diet, Breeding and Biology, Range, Conservation

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Macquarie Perch - Conservation
... Murray-Darling Macquarie perch are now listed as endangered on state and Commonwealth listings ... virus), now vectored by introduced redfin perch, has been proven to be fatal to Macquarie perch, and may have contributed to the decline of some populations of Macquarie perch in upland impoundments ... What has become clear however is that total domination of the Macquarie perch's upland habitats by introduced brown trout (Salmo trutta) and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus ...
Australian Bass - Taxonomy
... are closely related and very similar in appearance to estuary perch (Macquaria colonorum) ... Estuary perch however tend to remain in the estuarine reaches or (occasionally) the extreme lower freshwater reaches ... scientific names indicate, Australian bass and estuary perch are currently placed in the Macquaria genus — one of a number of Australian genera in the Percichthyidae family — along with two species of ...

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