Macquaria sp. nov. 'Kangaroo River'

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



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

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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Low, Tim and Booth, Carol. (2023). GONE: Australian animals extinct since the 1960s. Invasive Species Council Inc.


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