Macquaria sp. nov. 'Kangaroo River'
Kangaroo River perch, Kangaroo River Macquarie perch, Shoalhaven River Macquarie perch
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Missing or extinct (Low & Booth, 2023)
Last record: 1998
Kangaroo River & Shoalhaven River, Shoalhaven area, New South Wales, Australia
Biology & Ecology
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