Southern Pygmy Perch Primefact


The Southern Pygmy Perch is a small-bodied fish growing to 65 - 85 mm in length. Individuals vary greatly in colour depending on local habitat and other environmental conditions. The Southern Pygmy Perch was once widely distributed throughout the Lachlan, Murrumbidgee and Murray River Systems, but has suffered large-scale reductions in its range since European settlement.

This illustrated Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Description
  • Habitat and ecology
  • Why is the Southern Pygmy Perch threatened?
  • Conservation and recovery actions
  • Legal implications


Primefact 190 Second Edition

Published: Nov 2013