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Nannoperca australis  Günther, 1861

Southern pygmy perch
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae (Temperate perches)
Etymology: Nannoperca: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Günther.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 10°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)

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Oceania: endemic to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 3.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lotic and lentic freshwater bodies (Ref. 7300). Inhabits vegetated margins of streams, billabongs, drains, dams and swamps in still or gently flowing water. Forms small groups and is a very common prey item for introduced fishes, such as the Redfin perch and trout. Feeds on small crustaceans, insects and their larvae. Breeds from September to January, when water temperatures rise above 16°C. Reproductive habits and biology are typical of the family. Maximum life expectancy is about 5 years (Ref. 44894).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Arratia, Gloria | Collaborators

Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00493 - 0.02551), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5; Fec=78-679 (batch fecundity)).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .