Paragalaxias eleotroides  McDowall & Fulton, 1978

Great Lake Galaxias
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osmeriformes (Smelts) > Galaxiidae (Galaxiids) > Galaxiinae
Etymology: Paragalaxias: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, galaxias, ou = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate

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Oceania: known only from the Central Plateau of Tasmania, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); max. reported age: 2 years (Ref. 44894)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Live in rocky shores, among aquatic vegetation, inundated terrestrial scrub and debris. Cryptic. They are benthic, preferring rocky lake margins in shallow water, but also occur to at least 10 meters depth. Found in swampy areas bordering lakes during floods. Remain close to available cover (rocks, wood, plants). Behave like a gudgeon, remaining motionless on the bottom most of the time and darting after prey with rapid bursts. They adopt the typical gudgeon posture of supporting itself with the pectoral fins (Ref. 44894). Feed on a variety of insects, microcrustaceans, worms, galaxiid eggs and algae. Spawn in spring; sexual maturity is reached after one year, maximum life span is two years (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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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.38 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (tm=1; tmax=2; Fec=44).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .