Maccullochella peelii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Percichthyidae

Scientific Name: Maccullochella peelii (Mitchell, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Murray River Cod, Murray Cod
Acerina peelii Mitchell, 1838
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N., Fricke, R. and Van der Laan, R. (eds). 2016. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 29 September 2016. Available at: (Accessed: 29 September 2016).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wager, R.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found throughout most of the Murray-Darling River system of South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, except for the upper reaches of the southern tributaries. Has been introduced into many lakes and dams throughout Victoria and New South Wales.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria)
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Population [top]

Population:Their abundance has been drastically reduced across their natural range and they are now considered rare in many Victorian tributaries.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Live in a wide range of habitats, from clear, rocky streams to slow flowing, turbid rivers and billabongs.

Citation: Wager, R. 1996. Maccullochella peelii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T12576A3361423. . Downloaded on 21 March 2018.
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