Macquaria sp. nov. 'Kangaroo River'

Kangaroo River perch, Kangaroo River Macquarie perch, Shoalhaven River Macquarie perch



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1998



Kangaroo River & Shoalhaven River, Shoalhaven area, New South Wales, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Faulks, L. K., Gilligan, D. M. and Beheregaray, L. B. (2010). Evolution and maintenance of divergent lineages in an endangered freshwater fish, Macquaria australasica. Conservation Genetics 11(3): 921-934.

Garnett, Stephen T., Hayward-Brown, Brittany K. et al. (2022). Australia's most imperilled vertebrates. Biological Conservation 270: 109561.

Huntsdale, Justin (7 December, 2019). Murky hunt for what could be Australia's first extinct native freshwater fish. ABC News (online). Availale at: [Accessed 21 August 2022]


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