Lovettia sealii (Johnston, 1883)
Tasmanian whitebait
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Family:  Galaxiidae (Galaxiids), subfamily: Aplochitoninae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, anadromous
Distribution:  Oceania: Tasmania, particularly along the northern and southeastern coasts.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal seas, estuaries and rivers. An annual species, with an anadromous life cycle. In spring, large shoals of adults migrate from the sea into rivers and estuaries to spawn. Eggs are deposited on the bottom or among debris. They hatch in 2-3 weeks, and the fry are swept out to sea where they undergo development. Adults die shortly after spawning. Also known as Derwent whitebait (Ref. 44894).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 February 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.03.93
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 10.07.06
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 11.08.94

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