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In Topic: New Pilbara Species

14 February 2018 - 12:52 PM

Big of an update. Went back up last week to determine the current distribution of these guys and fortunately it looks like they are currently restricted to a few pools below the dam and haven't establish populations in downstream refuge pools after a recent flow event. Now to try and remove them. Hardy buggers found them in a pH of 9.7.

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Also caught a boonta spang

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In Topic: What Is It???

14 February 2018 - 12:38 PM

Did you still have it? Happy to have a crack at the ID

In Topic: Gymnothorax Polyuranodon

10 November 2017 - 08:56 AM

Nice where did you score that? Brendon Ebner over east is working on them and has a few. Might be some info in his papers/reports

In Topic: Subspecies?

10 November 2017 - 08:52 AM

Depends what your definition of a species is. I'll admit I don't know much about genetics but hey have some number/cut off that means they are different even if they are morphologically the same. Yet you can have 2 populations that have distinct morphological differences and are miles apart but are are the same sp. genetically. That's my experience with fish.


In Topic: Collecting In The South West

15 August 2017 - 11:44 AM

Haven't worked at the freshwater fish group for a while.

Don't think so, they don't have the facilities to produce fish on a large scale. Fisheries had a facility but there is no funding to run it.

Best chance is to protect important areas and translocate/reintroduce these species into other suitable habitats. 

As these species have no recreational value little money will be thrown at them compared to species like Murray Cod.  


With what I said before about the EPBC act offering the most protection it was not entirely accurate. It depends what the project may be (e.g. oil and gas has its own legislation) and different government bodies state or federal and acts have different agreements with who has the most pull. In the case of nearshore and inland fish, my understanding is fisheries/ WA state has the most pull.

As an example, even though Sawfish were listed by the feds you could still take them. It wasn't until they were listed by the state they were given complete protection. That was a few years ago and I'm not sure how the agreements all work now