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Temperate Perch including Cods and BlackfishMaccullochella peelii

Murray Cod

Maccullochella peelii (Murray Cod)

 

Family: Percichthyidae (Temperate Perch)

 

Status: Native. Special protection in ACT and Vulnerable in Commonwealth jurisdiction.

 

Size: Adult fish reach 80–100 cm in length and may grow to over 1 m. Largest on record was over 1.8 m and about 113 kg.

 

Description: A large grouper-like fish with a deep, elongated body that is round in cross section, an olive green back with darker mottling extending to the head. It also has a protruding lower jaw.

Location: Found in large and medium waterways across the Murray Darling basin and stocked into several impoundments. Strongly associated with structural habitat such as snags. The species has suffered a substantial decline in abundance since European invasion/settlement, particularly in the last 70 years.

 

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Maccullochella peelii at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2018 Maccullochella peelii at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 24 Apr 2015 Maccullochella peelii at Lake Ginninderra - 20 Oct 2008
Maccullochella peelii at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 9 Dec 2018
Maccullochella peelii at Woodstock Nature Reserve - 24 Apr 2015
Maccullochella peelii at Lake Ginninderra - 20 Oct 2008

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