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The Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon is a small-bodied freshwater fish native to Australia.
Two populations of Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon occur in NSW; an eastern population found in coastal catchments north of the Clarence River, and a western population found throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.
They live amongst weeds, rocks and snags in rivers, streams and billabongs, where they feed on small fish, insect larvae, worms, tadpoles and some plant matter.
While once abundant and widely distributed, populations of Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon have now declined to the extent that they are listed as an endangered species in NSW.
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