- The Dalhousie Mogurnda is a freshwater fish species that is endemic to Australia. The species is found in thermal springs and adjacent waterways within the Dalhousie Springs complex in South Australia.
- The water in these springs can reach temperatures of up to 38°C (100°F), making them one of the warmest freshwater habitats in the world.
Dalhousie Mogurnda is adapted to these warm waters, and can tolerate temperatures up to 42°C (108°F).
- The species has a distinctive appearance, with a yellowish-brown body and a series of irregular black blotches on its sides.
- They feed on a variety of small invertebrates and algae within the springs.
- The species is considered to be of conservation concern due to its restricted distribution and small population size.
- They are currently listed as Endangered under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
- Their lifespan is estimated to be around 5 years.
Minimal Species Contact
Engagement with Dalhousie Mogurnda are limited due to their small range (location) and is largely focused on conservation and protection of the species due to their threatened status.
Species: Mogurnda thermophila
Dalhousie Mogurnda are currently listed as Endangered under the Australian Government’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Elusive / Overlooked Species
Location: Thermal Springs