Galaxias rostratus  Klunzinger, 1872

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 10°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060); 33°S - 36°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

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Oceania: Murray River and tributaries in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Has also been reported from several major tributaries of the eastern Murray system including Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Loddon, Goulburn, Ovens and Mitta Mitta Rivers.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits stream margins over rock or sand bottoms, sometimes among aquatic vegetation. Still or gently flowing water on the margins of lakes, billabongs and streams. Usually swims in midwater over rock or sand bottoms, also in the vicinity of aquatic plants. Shoal forming (Ref. 44894). Feeds on a wide range of aquatic insects and crustaceans. Spawning has been recorded between August and September (Ref. 44894). Each spawning female releases 3,000-7,000 eggs which are slightly adhesive and settle to the bottom. Hatching in nine days at 9-14°C; newly hatched fry are 6-7 mm long.

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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. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A1c)

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 = 0.5000   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.