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Other Exotic FishGambusia holbrooki

Gambusia, Plague minnow, Mosquito fish at Mount Mugga Mugga

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Gambusia holbrooki at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Gambusia holbrooki at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Gambusia holbrooki at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Gambusia holbrooki at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Gambusia holbrooki at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019

Identification history

Other Exotic Fish Gambusia holbrooki 16 Mar 2019 Mike
Other Exotic Fish Gambusia holbrooki 16 Mar 2019 natureguy
Galaxias Galaxias olidus 15 Mar 2019 BIrdsinCanberra

Author's notes

The pond at the bottom of the hill at Mt Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve had a large number of Mountain Galaxias, generally schooling in the shallow water near the banks. When I crouched down and stayed still they would quickly return to the shallow water close to me. However, the moment I moved, they fled again, with some even skimming out of the water over the surface.

2 comments

Mike wrote:
   15 Mar 2019
It is easier to tell with more of a side view but unfortunately these will be the invasive pest mosquito fish, Gambusia holbrooki.
   16 Mar 2019
Hi Mike, thanks for that information. I thought the tail was a bit off.

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Acacia buxifolia subsp. buxifolia (Box-leaf Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 30 Aug 2019
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 30 Aug 2019
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 30 Aug 2019
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Aug 2019
Fraxinus sp. (An Ash) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 May 2019
Psilogramma casuarinae (Southern Psilogramma) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 May 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Mar 2019
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Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 11 Mar 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Feb 2019
Nasutitermes sp. (genus) (Snouted termite, Gluegun termite) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 10 Feb 2019
Cyperus exaltatus (Tall Flat-sedge, Giant Sedge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Jan 2019
Tetragnatha sp. (genus) (Long-jawed spider) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Jan 2019
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Vittadinia sp. (Fuzzweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Dec 2018
Camponotus aeneopilosus (A Golden-tailed sugar ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 9 Dec 2018
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 Nov 2018
Acacia lanigera var. lanigera (Woolly Wattle, Hairy Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Oct 2018
Zanda funereus (Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Aug 2018
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Aug 2018
Peltoschema maculiventris (Leaf beetle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 8 Aug 2018
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 7 Aug 2018
Acer negundo (Box Elder) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Mar 2018
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Mar 2018
Fraxinus sp. (An Ash) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Feb 2018
Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust, Thorny Locust) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Feb 2018
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Myrmecia nigriceps (Black-headed bull ant) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Leontodon saxatilis (Lesser Hawkbit, Hairy Hawkbit) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Typha sp. (Cumbungi) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Jan 2018
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Dec 2017
Geranium retrorsum (Grassland Cranesbill) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Dec 2017
Geranium sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Nov 2017
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 21 Oct 2017
Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Australasian Grebe) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Jun 2017
Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust, Thorny Locust) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Apr 2017
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 15 Apr 2017
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Mar 2017
Oenothera lindheimeri (Clockweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Feb 2017
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (Watercress) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 20 Nov 2016
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 16 Jan 2016
Calocephalus citreus (Lemon Beauty Heads) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Dec 2015
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 3 Dec 2015
Cullen tenax (Tough scurf-pea) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 14 Nov 2015
Euphorbia oblongata (Egg-leaf Spurge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 18 Oct 2015
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Drosera sp. at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 4 Sep 2015
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015
Melilotus albus (Bokhara) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 17 May 2015
Dittrichia graveolens (Stinkwort) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender or Topped Lavender) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015
Cucumis myriocarpus (Prickly Paddy Melon) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015
Rubus anglocandicans (Blackberry) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 1 Apr 2015
Oenothera lindheimeri (Clockweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Feb 2015
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Rumex conglomeratus (Clustered Dock) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Typha domingensis (Narrow-leaved Cumbungee) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Alternanthera denticulata (Lesser Joyweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Briza maxima (Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Cyperus eragrostis (Umbrella Sedge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Persicaria prostrata (Creeping Knotweed) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Cymbopogon refractus (Barbed-Wire Grass) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 26 Jan 2015
Baumea articulata (Jointed Twig Rush) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Sanguisorba minor (Salad Burnet, Sheep's Burnet) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor (Hoary Sunray) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Carex appressa (Tall Sedge) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 19 Oct 2014
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014
Cryptandra amara (Bitter cryptandra) at Mount Mugga Mugga - 22 Sep 2014

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