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Galaxias rostratus

Murray Jollytail, Flat-headed Galaxias


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

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Species information

  • Galaxias rostratus Scientific name
  • Murray Jollytail, Flat-headed Galaxias Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive
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