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Temperate Perch including Cods and BlackfishMacquaria ambigua

Golden Perch


Macquaria ambigua (Golden Perch)


Family: Percichthyidae


Status: Native


Size: medium-sized fish, commonly 30–50 cm and 1–5 kg; but can attain 60 cm and 15 kg.


Description: olive bronze, yellow or gold coloured on the back with yellow paler belly and darker fins. It has a concaved forehead. Larger specimens have a reduced head size giving a hump shouldered appearance.


Location: Common in the lower sections of the Murrumbidgee River in the CNM region.  It is stocked into impoundments.


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Macquaria ambigua at Googong Foreshore - 13 Nov 2009
Macquaria ambigua at Googong Foreshore - 13 Nov 2009

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