Genus Galaxiella


A endemic genus of small galaxiid fishes with four species found in southern Australia. The genus was erected by McDowall in 1978.

Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Galaxiella in Fishes of Australia, accessed 23 May 2017,


Berra TM, Allen GR (1989) Clarification of the differences between Galaxiella nigrostriata (Shipway, 1953) and Galaxiella munda McDowall, 1978 (Pisces: Galaxiidae) from Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum 14: 293–297.

Coleman, R.A., Hoffman, A.A. & Raadik, T.A. 2015. A review of Galaxiella pusilla (Mack) (Teleostei: Galaxiidae) in south-eastern Australia with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 4021(2): 243-281. Abstract

McDowall, R.M. 1978. A new genus and species of galaxiid fish from Australia (Salmoniformes : Galaxiidae). Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 8(1): 115-124 figs 1-3