A group of small freshwater species endemic to southern Australia. The genus comprises six recognized species, and phylogenomic research indicates that the group contains additional undescribed cryptic species.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2021
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Bray, D.J. 2021, Nannoperca in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Sep 2021, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/941
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