Mary River cod

The Mary River cod lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

Mary River Cod are subject to the usual story of woe. Incredibly abundant at the time of first European settlement, they were grossly overfished with nets, lines and explosives by the early European settlers and, as with other Maccullochella cods, were even used as pig feed. More

Caudal peduncle of Mary River cod is shorter and the pelvic fins are longer than in Murray cod. Caudal fin is rounded in both subspecies. More

In their natural habitat Mary River cod can grow up to 20kg (fish stocked in lakes can be much larger), but are more commonly seen at less than 5kg. They are large, elongated fish with large mouths, slightly concave heads and protruding lower jaws. More

This 8kg Mary River Cod was caught by Fitzy while trolling through submerged timber at Lake Somerset . It was released to fight another day as this fish is endangered in the wild. More

Mary River cod concluded in December 1999. Radiotracking was used to monitor movements and habitat use by cod in the wild. The study identified significant movement patterns in relation to water flow, including homing behaviour and home range use. More

The habitat of the Mary River cod has already been fragmented by existing weirs on tributaries of the Mary. To fragment it still further could wipe it out completely. More

Alert The Mary River cod is a no-take species. In Queensland, catching and possessing this fish is totally prohibited. If accidentally caught, these species should immediately and carefully be returned to the water. More

keep a Mary River cod in stocked impoundments outside the Mary River system, or to practice catch-and-release within the catchment. The extent of areas closed to all angling to protect cod populations is very small. More

The Mary River cod (Maccullochella peelii mariensis) is one of Australia's most endangered fish. Natural populations of the species are now restricted to suitable areas of habitat in the Mary River system. Freshwater cod (possibly M. p. More

mary river cod numbers are improving, but their situation is still not good. "We tried to put the signs in areas where they were very publicly visible where people will see them," he said. More

The Mary River Cod and the Mary River Turtle occur naturally in the wild nowhere else in the world. The Queensland Lungfish, now occurs naturally only in the Burnett and Mary river systems. More

Mary River Cod;Maccullochella mariensis Last update: 31-12-69 Submitted by Administrator A large fish, reliably recorded to at least 27 kilograms in the early years of European settlement. More

the endangered Mary River cod population will be offset by the produce from the Lake Macdonald fish hatchery. More

endangered Mary River cod, Maccullochella peelii mariensis, of Queensland, Australia, has been attributed to anthropomorphic habitat. Adventure Tours Australia was established in 1993 and has since established a reputation for excellence, innovation and reliability that has not only. More

Common names

Mary River cod in English

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percichthyidae
Genus : Maccullochella
Species : Maccullochella peelii mariensis
Authority : Rowland, 1993