Dwarf galaxias

The small pedder galaxias or swamp galaxias is a species of fish in the Galaxiidae family.

The Dwarf galaxias lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla is a very small, scaleless and elongated native freshwater fish and one of three members of the genus Galaxiella in Australia, other members being Galaxiella munda and Galaxiella nigrostriata, which are both located in southern Western Australia (Fishbase 2007, More

The dwarf galaxias, Galaxias divergens, is a galaxiid of the genus Galaxias, found only in the lower North Island and upper South Island of New Zealand. It grows to a length of up to 9 cm. More

Possibly the best populations of dwarf galaxias in Victoria occur in the upper reaches of Devilbend Creek, upstream of Devilbend Reservoir. More

pusilla, dwarf galaxias, may be capable of aestivation (Beck 1985). Neochanna cleaveri, the Australian mudfish, is another galaxiid fish that is also capable of aestivation (McDowall & Fulton 1996). Both species are found also in neighboring ecoregions. More

Because of the isolation of some populations, dwarf galaxias was a good candidate for an investigation into the species status of its populations. More

The dwarf galaxias is amber to olive green in colour with dark brown blotches on the sides and back. The belly is silvery. More

Dwarf galaxias (Galaxiella pusilla) is one of the smallest members of the family Galaxiidae. Its distribution includes coastal Victoria from the Mitchell River to the drains in the South-East of South Australia, North-Western Tasmania and Flinders Island in Bass Strait. More

Common names

Dwarf galaxias in English
Small pedder galaxias in English
Swamp Galaxias in English
小南乳魚 in Mandarin Chinese
小南乳魚 in Unknown
小南乳鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
小南乳鱼 in Unknown

Order : Osmeriformes
Family : Galaxiidae
Genus : Galaxias
Species : Galaxias parvus
Authority : Frankenberg, 1968