Classification / Names
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Gadopsis: Latin, gadus = a fish, cod? + Greek,opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335). More on author: Richardson.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 5°C - 20°C (Ref. 2060)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5259)
Oceania: endemic to south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania (Ref. 5259). Mictochodrial 12S rRNA sequences support that G. marmoratus complex consists of two northern and southern forms (Ref. 54370).
Lives in clear, flowing streams with abundant cover (Ref. 5259, 44894). Prefers streams with gravel bottoms and abundant snags. Also occurs in lakes and reservoirs (Ref. 5259). Tolerant of slightly brackish conditions (10 p.p.t.) in the tidal reaches of rivers, and a temperature range of 5°-25°C. Home-ranging; remaining within about a 20-30 meters stretch of water throughout the life span (Ref. 44894). Feeds on insects, crustaceans and small fishes (Ref. 5259) ; also on mollusks (Ref. 2156). The spawning season runs from November to January. A popular angling species in the south, but large fish are rare. Highly susceptible to overfishing, due to its home-ranging behavior and low fecundity (Ref. 44894). Flesh is oily and not very good eating.
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical 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 BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.60 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .