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Galaxias tanycephalus  Fulton, 1978

Saddled galaxias
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Galaxiidae (Galaxiids) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Galaxias: Greek, galaxias, ou = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 10°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 43°S - 44°S

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Oceania: known only from Arthurs Lake and Woods Lake on the high central plateau of Tasmania, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rocky lake shore, particularly around man-made groynes or jetties. Found among aquatic plant meadows near the shore. Larvae and juveniles inhabit open water on lakes. Adults feed on insects and crustaceans, pelagic juveniles probably feed on zooplankton. Breeding is opportunistic (occurring at any time of the year), with a peak possibly occurring late in spring (Ref. 44894).

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Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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