Pedder galaxias

Originally recorded only in Lake Pedder and inflowing streams, after the construction of the Huon-Serpentine dam in 1972 , its range expanded initially into Lake Gordon and Wedge River.

The Pedder galaxias lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

The Pedder galaxias is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Pedder galaxias, Galaxias pedderensis, is a critically endangered Australian freshwater fish. It is considered to be extinct in the wild and was originally found only in Lake Pedder in Tasmania. More

was estimated that less than 200 Pedder galaxias remained in Lake Pedder. Only 49 fish had been recorded in two years and these occurred in only two of the streams feeding into Lake Pedder. More

The Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) became endangered as a result of habitat changes. This species was one of two locally endemic galaxiids of the Lake Pedder area. Lake Pedder was flooded in the 1970's as part of a hydro-electric scheme. More

The Pedder Galaxias is a fish that has a slender elongated body and is a medium to large galaxiid species, typically growing between 75-120mm in length. The colour of the upper body and sides are a light grey-brown with irregular dark blotches. More

The small pedder galaxias or swamp galaxias (Galaxias parvus) is a species of fish in the Galaxiidae family. It is endemic to Australia. Source - * Wager, R. 1996. Galaxias parvus. More

The Pedder galaxias is Australia's most endangered freshwater fish species. It is naturally found only in south-west Tasmania in Lake Pedder and its tributary streams, and was reported as common before Lake Pedder was flooded for hydro electricity in the early 1970s. More

formerly abundant Pedder galaxias within a ten year span. Habitat requirements and limiting factors: The five galaxiid species included in these recovery actions inhabit a variety of freshwater habitats including streams, swamps and lakes. More

"The Pedder Galaxias only lived in Lake Pedder and died out after the Lake was flooded for a hydro electric scheme in the 70's. But the fish is still alive. More

Lake Pedder Galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) is Australia's most endangered freshwater fish. It is a small, shy fish whose only habitat was flooded in 1972. It was endemic to Lake Pedder. More

The Pedder Galaxias is a small golden coloured native fish that grows 17 centimetres long. Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Ranger Justin Lazenby, says the fish are doing well at Lake Oberon. More

The diminutive Pedder galaxias has clung to existence but Federal Environment Minister Ian Campbell has upgraded its status to extinct in the wild. After its original home, Lake Pedder, was flooded in 1972 for a Hydro dam, its numbers plummeted. More

the Pedder Galaxias has been saved from extinction. Despite the success, the Pedder Galaxias is still listed as Australia's most endangered freshwater fish. More

The small pedder galaxias or swamp galaxias is a species of fish in the Galaxiidae family. It is Endemism to Australia.... More

Common names

Pedder galaxias in English
佩德南乳魚 in Mandarin Chinese
佩德南乳鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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