Australian Freshwater

Bullrout - Marinewise

Bullrout

Interesting Info Bullrout are a euryhaline fish species living in fresh, salt and brackish waters found in southeastern Australia, including the Murray-Darling Basin. They are often called “freshwater stonefish” due to their resemblance to the venomous marine stonefish found in…

Read More
Spangled Perch - Marinewise

Spangled Perch

Interesting Info Spangled Perch is a freshwater fish that is native to the eastern coast of Australia, from the Burnett River in Queensland to the Hunter River in New South Wales. The fish gets its name from the spangled pattern…

Read More
Bellybar Pipefish - Marinewise

Bellybar Pipefish

Interesting Info The bellybar pipefish is a pipefish species found exclusively in fresh, brackish and marine waters around Australia, primarily in Queensland. The species is known for its distinctive appearance, with a long, slender body that is usually a mottled…

Read More
Belut - Marinewise

Belut

Interesting Info Belut, also known as the Asian swamp eel or rice eel, is actually an invasive species in Australia and is not native to the country. It is commonly found in Queensland and the Northern Territory It is a…

Read More
Brook Trout - Marinewise

Brook Trout

Interesting Info Brook trout are a species of freshwater fish that are native to eastern North America and have been introduced to certain parts of Australia including southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. They are also known as speckled…

Read More
Brown Trout - Marinewise

Brown Trout

Interesting Info Brown trout were first introduced to Australia in the late 1800s. They are now found in various river systems in southeastern Australia, including the Murray-Darling Basin and the Snowy Mountains. They are known for their distinctive golden-brown colouring…

Read More
Atlantic Salmon - Marinewise

Atlantic Salmon

Interesting Info Atlantic salmon are a species of anadromous fish that are native to eastern North America and Europe and have been introduced to certain parts of Australia including southern New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. They are anadromous, which…

Read More
Chinook Salmon - Marinewise

Chinook Salmon

Interesting Info Chinook salmon are a species of anadromous fish that are native to Pacific Northwest region of North America and have been introduced to certain parts of Australia including, Victoria and Tasmania. They are anadromous, which means they are…

Read More
Rainbow Trout - Marinewise

Rainbow Trout

Interesting Info Rainbow trout were introduced to Australia from North America in the late 1800s for recreational fishing purposes. They are a cold-water fish species, and are most commonly found in cooler climates in the southern states of Australia. Rainbow…

Read More
Tasmanian Smelt - Marinewise

Tasmanian Smelt

Interesting Info Tasmanian smelt is a small freshwater fish sometimes found in brackish or salt waters found only in Tasmania, Australia. They are found in rivers, streams, and lakes throughout Tasmania, but they are most common in the north and…

Read More
Pacific Blue Eye - Marinewise

Pacific Blue Eye

Interesting Info The Pacific blue-eye is a small freshwater fish that is native to Australia. The species is commonly found in eastern Australia, ranging from southern Queensland to Victoria. It is a popular aquarium fish due to its striking blue…

Read More
Congolli - Marinewise

Congolli

Interesting Info Congolli (Pseudaphritis urvillii) is a freshwater fish species that is endemic to Australia. It is found in the eastern and southern parts of the country, including Tasmania. The species is commonly known as congolli, although it is also…

Read More
Redfin - Marinewise

Redfin

Interesting Info Redfin are also known as European perch, and were introduced to Australia in the 1860s as a recreational angling fish. Redfin perch has since become widespread in southeastern Australia, particularly in Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. It…

Read More
Macquarie Perch - Marinewise

Macquarie Perch

Interesting Info Macquarie Perch is a freshwater fish species native to eastern Australia, including the Murray-Darling Basin. They are named after Lachlan Macquarie, the Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821, who was a patron of natural history….

Read More
Trout Cod - Marinewise

Trout Cod

Interesting Info Trout cod is a critically endangered freshwater fish species native to the Murray-Darling Basin in southeastern Australia. The trout cod was declared extinct in the 1990s, but a small number of individuals were discovered in the Ovens River…

Read More
Murray Cod - Marinewise

Murray Cod

Interesting Info Murray Cod is a freshwater fish species native to Australia, particularly the Murray-Darling Basin, and one of the world’s largest predatory freshwater fish. They have a distinctive appearance, with a broad head, large mouth, and scaleless body that…

Read More
River Blackfish - Marinewise

River Blackfish

Interesting Info The River Blackfish is a freshwater fish species found in southeastern Australia. Primarily found in Victoria, but also occur in New South Wales, Tasmania, and South Australia. They have a dark, mottled coloration, with black or dark brown…

Read More
Mary River Cod - Marinewise

Mary River Cod

Interesting Info The Mary River Cod is a freshwater fish species found only in the Mary River in Queensland. Mary River cod have a distinctive appearance, with a broad, flattened head and a large mouth full of sharp teeth. They…

Read More
Southern Pygmy Perch - Marinewise

Southern Pygmy Perch

Interesting Info The Southern Pygmy Perch is a small freshwater fish native to southern Australia, including Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, and Tasmania. They are typically found in slow-moving streams, ponds, and wetlands with abundant vegetation. The Southern Pygmy…

Read More
Yarra Pygmy Perch - Marinewise

Yarra Pygmy Perch

Interesting Info The Yarra Pygmy Perch is a small freshwater fish species found in the Yarra River catchment in southeastern Australia. It is one of Australia’s rarest freshwater fish, and is listed as a threatened species under the Victorian Flora…

Read More
Variegated Pygmy Perch - Marinewise

Variegated Pygmy Perch

Interesting Info The Variegated Pygmy Perch is a small freshwater fish species found in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia. They have a slender, cylindrical body with a rounded snout and a small mouth. They have a distinctive coloration, with a…

Read More
Golden Perch - Marinewise

Golden Perch

Interesting Info The Golden Perch is a species of freshwater fish native to Australia, found in the Murray-Darling Basin and other river systems throughout eastern and southeastern Australia. They are also known as Yellowbelly due to their distinctive yellow coloration…

Read More
Western Pygmy Perch - Marinewise

Western Pygmy Perch

Interesting Info The western Pygmy Perch is a small freshwater fish that is native to southwestern Australia. They have a distinctive brownish-green coloration with dark stripes running down their sides. It is found in shallow, slow-moving streams, billabongs, and other…

Read More
Clarence River Cod - Marinewise

Clarence River Cod

Interesting Info The Clarence River Cod, also known as the Eastern Freshwater Cod, is a species of freshwater fish that is native to eastern Australia. Typically found in the upper reaches of rivers and streams, particularly in the Clarence River…

Read More
error: Alert: Content selection is disabled!!