High priority threatened fish South West Victoria

The following list comprises a selection of threatened freshwater fish that have been identified as being high priority in the South West of Victoria. The high priority rating is based on a combination of the importance of the species and high level of concern within a particular bioregion. These species have been identified as requiring either full commitment or substantive participation within the bioregion indicated and is based on information from the Bioregional Network Analysis (BNA) for each bioregion (Lowe et al. 2000).

In addition to the above BNA priorities, this list also includes high priority threatened fish in the South West that have specific management actions specified in the (DEPI Actions for Biodiversity Conservation database).1

Note: at present this list does not include species in the Goldfields Bioregion.


Australian Mudfish - critically endangered



Bioregion key

CVU   Central Victorian Uplands (west)
GP   Glenelg Plain
GG   Greater Grampians
OP   Otway Plain
OR   Otway Ranges
VVP   Victorian Volcanic Plains
WP   Warrnambool Plain
W   Wimmera


Victoria’s Bioregions


Common name

Scientific name

Priority bioregion

Australian Grayling1 Prototroctes maraena OR1
Australian Mudfish1 Neochanna cleaveri OP, OR
Dwarf Galaxias Galaxiella pusilla VVP
Mountain Galaxias (Glenelg River slender) Galaxias olidus GP
River Blackfish Gadopsis marmoratus OP
Variegated Pygmy Perch1 Nannoperca variegata GP, VVP
Yarra Pygmy Perch1 Nannoperca (Edelia) obscura W, CVU, VVP



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