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Home Fish Native Fish Temperate Perch including Cods and Blackfish Bidyanus bidyanus

Bidyanus bidyanus

Silver Perch

 Bidyanus bidyanus (Silver Perch)

 Family: Terapontidae (Grunters or Tiger Perch)

 Status: Native NSW: Vulnerable; ACT: Endangered; and Commonwealth (EPBC) Critically endangered.

 Size: Usual length 30-40 cm and weight of 0.5-1.5 kg, but have been recorded up to 8 kg.

 Description: Moderate to large fish.




Location: Once widespread and abundant throughout most of the Murray-Darling river system, but has declined to isolated sites. Stocked into impoundments, such as dams and large silt traps, in the CNM Region.




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Species information

  • Bidyanus bidyanus Scientific name
  • Silver Perch Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive
  • Machine learning

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