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Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia by Brad Pusey

By Brad Pusey

Joint winner of the 2005 Whitley Medal. Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia offers information of the ecology, systematics, biogeography and administration of seventy nine species of local fish found in the sector. It contains certain info on their identity, evolutionary background, breeding biology, feeding ecology, flow styles, macro-, meso- and micro-habitat use, water caliber tolerances, conservation prestige and present threats, in addition to environmental move and administration wishes. in accordance with the result of vast box surveys and a finished assessment of latest literature, it's designed to aid environmental practitioners and executives to make educated judgements approximately destiny administration innovations. it is going to additionally motivate a better learn attempt into the region’s aquatic fauna via offering a accomplished source that permits different researchers to undertake a extra quantitative and strategic framework for his or her study.

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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]).

6–24% of SL); inner row of palatal tooth patches composed of four separate patches as in Fig. A. A. paucus 15 Figure 7 Figure 8 Figure 9 Figure 10 Figure 11 Figure 12 Figure 13 Figure 14 Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia 9a 9b 10a 10b 11a 11b 12a 12b 13a 13b 14a 14b 15a 15b 16a 16b 17a 17b 18a 18b 19a Single dorsal fin (Fig. 15), but may be notched to give the appearance of two separate fins (Fig. 10 Two separate dorsal fins (Fig. C Ca Dorsal fin rays 7–8, caudal fin not elongated to form sword............

This study was undertaken over the period 1994–1997 in the Wet Tropics region and 1994–2003 in south-eastern Queensland. It involved quantitative sampling of fish assemblages at 416 locations, 959 separate samples (location and sampling occasions) and the collection of over 199 000 individual fish from 68 species (almost all of which were returned alive to the water at the site of collection). January to March, followed by a second minor peak in discharge between April and July as a result of northern penetration of low-pressure temperate weather systems [1095].

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