Hunter Upland Galaxias, Galaxias sp. nov. 'Hunter'


Summary:
An undescribed species of Galaxias found only in the north-east corner of the Hunter River system in coastal New South Wales. The Hunter Upland Galaxias was previously identified as Galaxias olidus.

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2020, Galaxias sp. nov. 'Hunter' in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Nov 2020, http://136.154.202.208/Home/species/5538

Hunter Upland Galaxias, Galaxias sp. nov. 'Hunter'

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Distribution

Restricted to six isolated locations in the north-east corner of the Hunter River system, including near Barrington Tops, in coastal New South Wales. Historically, the species was more widespread in the Hunter River system, particularly in tributaries draining Barrington Tops, and possibly northern tributaries of the Goulburn River extending to the west. 
Inhabits flowing and still streams, including small isolated pools in drying stream beds, usually in areas with some tree cover.

Remarks

The species is threatened by the ongoing impacts of climate change, including drought, fire, flooding and sedimentation. Additional threats include habitat degradation from agriculture, and the potential impacts of alien predatory Brown Trout during flooding events.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2020

Hunter Upland Galaxias, Galaxias sp. nov. 'Hunter'

References


Raadik, T.A. 2014. Fifteen from one: a revision of the Galaxias olidus Gùˆnther, 1866 complex (Teleostei, Galaxiidae) in south-eastern Australia recognises three previously described taxa and describes 12 new species. Zootaxa 3898(1): 1-198.

Raadik, T. 2019. Galaxias sp. nov. 'Hunter' . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T128972888A128972891. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T128972888A128972891.en. Downloaded on 06 February 2020.

Quick Facts


Habitat:Freshwater streams

Habitat:IUCN Critically Endangered

Native:Endemic

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