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By Brad Pusey

Joint winner of the 2005 Whitley Medal. Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia presents information of the ecology, systematics, biogeography and administration of seventy nine species of local fish found in the sector. It contains unique info on their identity, evolutionary heritage, breeding biology, feeding ecology, circulate styles, macro-, meso- and micro-habitat use, water caliber tolerances, conservation prestige and present threats, in addition to environmental stream and administration wishes. in response to the result of huge box surveys and a complete evaluation of current literature, it really is designed to aid environmental practitioners and executives to make trained judgements approximately destiny administration ideas. it's going to additionally inspire a better learn attempt into the region’s aquatic fauna through offering a finished source that allows different researchers to undertake a extra quantitative and strategic framework for his or her study.

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S. H. H. Mugilidae (Note – most mullet are estuarine species and this key allows identification to species level for those species commonly encountered in freshwater only, otherwise identification is to genus only) Aa Rear tip of maxilla not curved down below tip of premaxilla (Fig. Mugil cephalus Ab Rear tip of maxilla curved down below tip of premaxilla (Fig. 27 Innermost pelvic fin ray not attached to belly by membrane; scales present on belly between pelvic fin attachment and anus (Fig. C. stercusmuscarum (Note – this species is suggested to be composed of two subspecies defined primarily by distribution and that an undescribed species, growing to larger size than the nominal form, exists in the upper reaches of the North Johnstone and Barron rivers) Innermost pelvic fin ray attached to belly by membrane (Fig.

Formerly A. A. agassizii Pelvic fin base in front, directly below, or immediately behind pectoral fin base (Fig. Percichthyidae Aa Small bodied (<7 cm); pelvic fins without extended filaments ........ D Da Suboperculum and cleithrum without serrations; opercula spines without serrations; natural Queensland distribution restricted to the Fitzroy River and drainages of central Australia (extensive translocation into other drainages has occurred and central Australian population probably distinct species) ............................

Variation in mean total monthly discharge for selected eastern Queensland Rivers. The catchment area (km2) upstream of each gauging station is given in parentheses. The period of data record from which means were calculated was >20 years for each gauge. Data source: Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. 30 Study area, data collection, analysis and presentation Figures 5 and 6 and Table 1 for details of drainage basins and rivers examined within these regions), the details of which are in the process of being published (see also [706, 707, 708, 1100, 1107, 1108, 1109]).

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