McDowall's Galaxias, Galaxias mcdowalli Raadik 2014

McDowall's Galaxias, Galaxias mcdowalli. Source: Rudie H. Kuiter / Aquatic Photographics. License: All rights reserved

This species is known only from the type locality: the headwaters of the Rodger River in the Snowy River National Park, East Gippsland, Victoria.

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Dianne J. Bray, Galaxias mcdowalli in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Feb 2024,

McDowall's Galaxias, Galaxias mcdowalli Raadik 2014

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Restricted to a small stream in the headwaters of the upper Rodger River, a tributary of the Snowy River, within the Snowy River National Park in East Gippsland, Victoria.


McDowall’s Galaxias  is considered ‘Critically Endangered’ on the DSE 2013 ‘Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria’, and has been classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the Threatened Fishes Committee of the Australian Society of Fish Biology.
McDowall’s Galaxias is threatened by potential colonisation of introduced trout, and the increased frequency of drought and bush fire in the region. 

Species Citation

Galaxias mcdowalli Raadik 2014, Zootaxa 3898(1): 79, figs 18, 19. Type locality: Rodger River, at bridge on Waratah Flat Road, Waratah Flat, Snowy River National Park, Victoria [37°17'01”S 148°34'12”E]. 


Dianne J. Bray


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