Fish in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment: A review of current knowledge

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TitleFish in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment: A review of current knowledge
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsLintermans, M
Corporate AuthorsEnvironment ACT,
Pagination102
ISBN Number0 642 60171 2
Keywordscatchment, Murrumbidgee, Native fish
Abstract

The fish fauna of the Upper Murrumbidgee catchment is relatively depauperate with only 12 native finfish species recorded, of which two species (Shortfinned Eel and Freshwater Catfish) are present as a result of translocation from other drainages. The Upper Murrumbidgee catchment also has nine alien finfish species present although only seven have established reproducing populations, with Atlantic Salmon and Brook Char being maintained by stocking.

The distribution, abundance and general ecology of these native and alien finfish species (as well as the large crustacean Murray River Crayfish) is presented, along with information on conservation status (National and local), species declines, and potential threats. A summary of stocking locations is also provided where applicable.

An annotated bibliography of fish investigations carried out in the Upper Murrumbidgee catchment has been compiled and is presented as an Appendix, along with a glossary of terms used.

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