|Scientific Name:||Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis Ivantsoff, Unmack, Saeed & Crowley, 1991|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered A1ce, B2abcde+3d ver 2.3|
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Endemic to a single complex of springs associated with the Great Artesian Basin, located on Edgbaston Station, a sheep and cattle property located 35 km north-east of Aramac in central-western Queensland. Edgbaston Springs occur in the upper reaches of Pelican Creek, a tributary at the head of the inland Lake Eyre catchment.|
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|Population:||Although population numbers of Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis in individual springs have varied since their discovery, specific population trends are not well known and they have disappeared completely from a number of springs. It is estimated that their numbers may range from a few hundred to a few thousand individuals.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in small shallow freshwater springs. Most of the springs are very small, shallow, and marshy.
Most desert fishes are very effective at migration and during times of flood, most springs become connected. It is likely that this species relies on flooding to increase its distribution.
|Major Threat(s):||The species is being threatened by the introduced mosquito fish Gambusia holbrooki and habitat destruction caused by harvesting water from the Great Artesian Basin, trampling and grazing by stock and feral animals, and modification of springs to provide for stock watering.|
|Citation:||Wager, R. 1996. Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T19951A9114363.Downloaded on 12 December 2017.|
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