Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Nannoperca: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C - ; 36°S - 37°S
Oceania: South Australia (only from Ewens ponds near Mount Gambier) and western Victoria (from a small creek at Winnap, Glenelg River system), Australia (also Ref. 5259).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894)
Inhabits flowing streams and ponds in clear water, most common in creeks between ponds (Ref. 5259). Occurs in small, swiftly flowing, well-vegetated creeks in clear, cool water (14°-16°C), over gravel or cobbles. Often found around accumulated flood debris and log snags Feeds on aquatic insects and benthic microcrustaceans. Breeds from spring to early summer. First discovered in the early 1980s. Co-occurs with N. australis at Ewen ponds, but generally prefers faster flowing streams rather than ponds (Ref. 44894). Aquarium conditions: pH=7.2, H=8, 22°C water temperature, carnivore, egg layer, peaceful community fish requiring rock and plant cover (Ref. 6398).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .