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Leptatherina wallacei  (Prince, Ivantsoff & Potter, 1982)

Western hardyhead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes (Silversides) > Atherinidae (Silversides) > Atherininae
Etymology: Leptatherina: Greek, leptos = thin + Greek, atherina, the Greek name for the eperlane; 1770 (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; pelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Oceania: endemic to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 44894); common length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear, flowing freshwater streams and upper estuaries with reduced salinities. Often schools near the surface or around the shoreline vegetation and log debris. Often seen in shoals near the surface of slow-flowing pools (Ref. 44894). Feeds mainly on insects and small crustaceans. Spawns during spring and summer. Becomes sexually mature during the first year (Ref. 44894).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Dyer, Brian S. | Collaborators

Pavlov, A., W. Ivantsoff, P.R. Last and L.E.L.M. Crowley, 1988. Kestratherina brevirostris, a new genus and species of silverside, (Pisces: Atherinidae) with a review of atherinid marine and estuarine genera of southern Australia. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 39(4):385-397. (Ref. 30812)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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 = 0.7500   [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   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .