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Threatened fishes of the world: Galaxias auratus Johnston, 1883 (Galaxiidae)


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Hardie, SA, Barmuta, LA and White, RWG 2004 , 'Threatened fishes of the world: Galaxias auratus Johnston, 1883 (Galaxiidae)' , Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol. 71, no. 2 , p. 126 , doi: 10.1007/s10641-004-1031-9.

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Common name: Golden galaxias. Conservation status: Rare – (Tasmanian
Threatened Species Protection Act 1995); Endangered – ASFB
(2003). Identification: D 7–10, A 11–12, P 14–18, vertebral count 53–56
(McDowall & Frankenberg 1981). Small scaleless salmoniform fish,
maximum size: 240 mm TFL, 130 g (Hardie 2003). Colouration: golden
to olive-green on dorsal surface and sides, silvery-grey on ventral surface.
Back and sides are covered with round to oval black spots
(McDowall & Frankenberg 1981). Drawing by Carol Kroger in Fulton (1990).

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hardie, SA and Barmuta, LA and White, RWG
Journal or Publication Title: Environmental Biology of Fishes
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s10641-004-1031-9
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