Stocky Galaxias

Stocky Galaxias

Stocky Galaxias – Galaxias tantangara

Distribution

The Stocky Galaxias is only known from one locality – the headwaters of Tantangara Creek, upstream of the Tantangara Reservoir, Kosciusko National Park NSW. It is restricted by trout to a 4km stretch of the creek above a waterfall, approximately 4km from the source.

Characteristics

The Stocky Galaxias is a small fish with a distinctly stocky body. The body is predominantly dark olive to brown on the back becoming lighter brown to cream underneath.

Species similar in appearance

Stocky Galaxias can be confused with various other galaxid species.

Fisheries Scientific Committee determination

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