Estuary perch

It is very similar to and very closely related to its sister species the Australian bass, Macquaria novemaculeata.

The Estuary perch lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, brackish environment.

The estuary perch, Macquaria colonorum, is an Australian species of the Percichthyidae family. It is very similar to and very closely related to its sister species the Australian bass, Macquaria novemaculeata. More

Northern NSW, Estuary perch is rare in the Basin, and recorded only from the Lower Murray, Lower Lakes (Alexandrina and Albert) and the Coorong. Specimens have been recorded in recent years from as far up the Murray as Swan Reach. More

The Estuary Perch is greyish above, silvery on the sides and white below. It is usually found in coastal lakes and rivers, and is commonly confused with the Australian Bass. More

The average size of an Estuary Perch was previously 75 cm long and 10 kg in weight, but it is now only about 35 cm in length and 1 kg in weight. Heading. More

Biology and Fishery of Estuary Perch (Macquaria colonorum) in coastal catchments of NSW Estuary perch are a relatively common fish that inhabit coastal rivers and lakes of NSW and Victoria. More

The Estuary Perch extends south from the Richmond River in NSW to as far west as the mouth of the Murray River in South Australia. It is also occasionally caught in the Arthur and Ansons rivers in northern Tasmania. More

Home arrow News arrow Estuary perch recaptured in the Hopkins River, Warrnambool - Southwest Region Home Contacts * Home * News * Fishcare Story * Regions More

Distribution: The estuary perch lives in coastal rivers and lakes in an area from the Richmond River (NSW) in the north, to the Murray River (South Australia) in the West and as far south as the Arthur and Ansons Rivers (Tasmania). More

Further, detailed reading on Estuary Perch is contained in: * A Guide to the Freshwater Fish of Victoria, Phillip Cadwallader & Gary Backhouse, Department of Conservation and Environment * Australian Freshwater Fishes, John R. Merrick & Gunther E. More

of Deakin University capture Estuary Perch for breeding purposes. On a warm night in September 1999 we headed for the Hopkins River at Warrnambool. Bruce laid out approximately one hundred and fifty meters of netting. More

Estuary Perch are related to the Australian Bass and can be found in similar locations. They inhabit coastal streams from fresh and brackish waters to the lower salty river mouths where tidal influence is prevalent. More

Yellowfin Bream from Georges river and my best Estuary Perch at +50cm. Kaimen with a flathead, Jays nice flathead and Kaimen with a nice bream. More

Common names

Australian bass in English
Brackish water perch in English
Estuarine perch in English
Estuary perch in English
Gippsland perch in English
Mundingsaborre in Danish (dansk)
Perch in English
叉尾麥氏鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
叉尾麦氏鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
若鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
若鲈 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percichthyidae
Genus : Macquaria
Species : Macquaria colonorum
Authority : G