Checklist of fishes from the Hacking River catchment, including the Port Hacking estuary, in central NSW
Non Technical Summary
The fish fauna of Port Hacking and the Hacking River has been sampled extensively during a number of studies. The information that has been gathered is very useful as a starting point and baseline for future surveys of biodiversity in the Hacking River catchment. The objective of this study was to provide a summary of the fish species that have been recorded from this catchment prior to the 21st century. This compilation will be a useful resource for scientists, community groups, amateurs, fishers and divers interested in the fish fauna of the catchment. The primary output of this study is a tabular checklist of fish species that has been compiled from all available published references and from personal observations by scientific staff at the Cronulla Fisheries Centre. A total of 250 fish species belonging to 95 families are summarised in the checklist.