Yarra pygmy perch

The yarra pygmy perch is a species of perch-like fish in the Percichthyidae family.

The Yarra pygmy perch lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

The yarra pygmy perch (Nannoperca obscura) is a species of perch in the Percichthyidae family. It is found only in Australia. Source - * Wager, R. 1996. Nannoperca obscura. More

In the Basin, the Yarra pygmy perch is found only in Lake Alexandrina in the lower Murray. More

In the Basin the Yarra pygmy perch is restricted to the Lake Alexandrina region in slow-flowing waters, wetland or drainage channel habitats with abundant submerged aquatic vegetation. It is found in small groups, often mixed with Southern pygmy perch. More

Rare find of yarra pygmy perch in SA's east (ABC News) * Map: Lameroo 5302 A fish species which has turned up in the upper south-east of SA was thought to have been extinct there. More

The Yarra Pygmy Perch is potentially threatened nationally, which means it is still common in certain regions but overall has suffered a large decrease in its range. The discovery of this population has significant implications for the management of the region. More

The Yarra pygmy perch, newly discovered in the Murray-Darling Basin (All photos courtesy Adelaide University Media) "We were doing some survey work at Lake Alexandrina," said Michael Hammer, an honors student in Adelaide University's Department of Environmental Biology. More

have drastically reduced the numbers of the yarra pygmy perch in Lake Alexandrina. Mike Hammer, of Native Fish Australia, says about 150 have been rescued in the past year. More

I suspect the Yarra Pygmy Perch existed in Lake Alexandrina long before European settlement - we just never noticed it. Furthermore, I suspect that the removal of the barrages would not result in its extinction - it might just be pushed further upstream back towards Victoria. More

fish is similar to the endangered Yarra pygmy perch, and it is not clear whether it is a genetically distinct population in the species or an entirely new species. It is suspected to have been separated from the sea colony of pygmy perch tens of thousands of years ago. More

dams with juvenile River Blackfish and Yarra Pygmy Perch produced at Kingston Community School,” Mr Slater said. “Our ultimate goal is to return both fish species back into their native habitat. More

Common names

Yarra pygmy perch in English
Yarra Zwergbarsch in German (Deutsch)
暗矮鱸 in Mandarin Chinese
暗矮鲈 in Mandarin Chinese
暗色断线矮鲈(凹顶鲈) in Mandarin Chinese
暗色斷線矮鱸(凹頂鱸) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Percichthyidae
Genus : Nannoperca
Species : Nannoperca obscura
Authority : Klunzinger, 1872