Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Gadopsis: Latin, gadus = a fish, cod? + Greek,opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 34°S - 36°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35369)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Oceania: endemic to Australia.
Occur in cool, clear streams with rocky bottoms in mountain terrain (Ref. 33616); with fast to moderate flow (Ref. 44894). Often abundant at altitudes of 200-700 m (Ref. 33616). Benthic, nocturnally active species which usually occur solitary. Juveniles often found in large groups among leaf litter and wood debris. Movements are restricted to a relatively small stretch of river over the duration of the life span. Occur with G. marmoratus at lower elevations, but they have different habitat preferences. Feed on insect larvae, fishes, fish eggs, earthworms and crustaceans. Breed between October and December. Sexual maturity is attained after 2 years (Ref. 44894). Often caught by recreational fishers targeting trout, although not a desirable target due to its small size (Ref. 33616).
Male guard the eggs and developing larvae until yolk sac is almost completely resorbed (Ref. 35369).
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 3.6 ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=120-320).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .