Lake Eyre hardyhead

The Lake Eyre hardyhead lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

The Lake Eyre hardyhead is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Lake Eyre hardyhead, can live in water up to 15 times saltier than the ocean. When there is water more than 8 million birds, from more than 60 different species, flock to the lake. More

information on Lake Eyre hardyhead was obtained from, and is now largely applicable only to Murray hardyhead. Size To 100mm (4in) TL. Conservation Status None. More

Lake Eyre Hardyhead (Craterocephalus eyresii) has the greatest tolerance to salinity of any Australian fish yet it is estimated 20 million of the fish died when the lake last filled. More

Common names

Central Australian hardyhead in English
Desert hardyhead in English
Lake Eyre hardyhead in English
Mitchellian freshwater hardyhead in English
Mitchellian hardyhead in English
Murray hardyhead in English
Western crat in English
Western freshwater hardyhead in English
中澳硬头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
中澳硬頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
溪硬头鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
溪硬頭魚 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Atherinidae
Genus : Craterocephalus
Species : Craterocephalus eyresii
Authority : Steindachner, 1883