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Temperate Perch including Cods and BlackfishMacquaria australasica

Macquarie Perch

 

Macquaria australasica (Macquarie Perch)

 

Family: Percichthyidae

 

Status: Native. Endangered in NSW, ACT and Commonwealth jurisdictions.

 

Size: Medium-sized fish, commonly 30–40 cm and 1.0–1.5 kg. Maximum size is about 2.5 kg and 50 cm.

 

Description: Grey colouration with dark scale margins and  a large white/grey eye.  Body is elongated, deep, and laterally compressed. It is closely related to Golden Perch.

Location: Restricted to isolated sites in the Upper Mururmbidgee and Tumut Catchments

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Macquaria australasica at Wambrook, NSW - 16 Apr 2009 Macquaria australasica at Wambrook, NSW - 16 Apr 2009
Macquaria australasica at Wambrook, NSW - 16 Apr 2009
Macquaria australasica at Wambrook, NSW - 16 Apr 2009

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