Galaxias rostratus (Flathead Galaxias)
Family: Galaxidae (Galaxiids)
Status: Native. Critically endangered in NSW. It is shown as “rare” in some - Commonwealth Government publications.
Size: Small shoaling fish that grows to 150 mm, but is seldom over 100 mm.
Description: Also commonly known as Murray Jollytail. Long slender fish with flattened head; greenish brown on back and sides with irregular darker grey- green blotches, and bright silvery below lateral line; eyes silvery; fins colourless.
Location: Endemic to the southern tributaries of the Murray-Darling River System; the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan Rivers and their tributaries. Previously reported in upper Macquarie River
No sightings currently exist here.