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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:69364837-c971-4017-b4e7-b0dfe95b671f

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Galaxias brevipinnis
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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: R. McDowall, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
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Description

The Climbing Galaxiasis can be recognised by a combination of characters including a tubular body shape, with a large head, a large mouth and a lower jaw shorter than the upper. Its fins are thick and fleshy, with the dorsal fin origin in front of the anal fin origin. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

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Encyclopedia of Life
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Species Lists

South Australian Fish from the AFD
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Robust Galaxias with slightly overhanging upper jaw. Dorsal fin originates ahead of anal-fin; pelvic and pectoral fins thick and fleshy.
Description : Has the characteristic cigar shape of the genus but is heavier bodied than most other Galaxias species, especially large specimens. Large head with upper jaw slightly overhanging. Dorsal fin origin precedes anal-fin origin, and pelvic and pectoral fins are thick and fleshy. Greyish brown to dark olive above, paler below, with a golden iridescence in sunlight, and a highly variable pattern of darker bars, blotches or fine mottling on the sides. Distinct dark blotch usually present above pectoral-fin base.
Biology : Feeds mostly on aquatic invertebrates, but will also consume terrestrial insects from the water surface. Breeding occurs during autumn and winter. Eggs are scattered amongst vegetation on the stream edge above the normal flow level, presumably when streams are in flood. Individual females may lay many thousands of round, adhesive, 2 mm diameter eggs. These develop out of water in damp habitats for days or weeks before hatching on the next flood. Larvae are swept downstream to the sea where they develop for 5-6 months before migrating back into estuarine and freshwater habitats. Migrating larvae historically formed part of the Tasmanian whitebait industry. The species is renowned for its climbing ability. Individuals can navigate most upstream barriers, including vertical cliff faces, by using their thick fleshy pelvic and large pectoral fins to cling to smooth surfaces. This ability allows Climbing Galaxias to access the farthest headwaters of streams.
Habitat: Cool coastal streams. Adults in fast-flowing, shady rocky streams, near bottom around rocks and logs. Marine juveniles in adjacent seas.
Native status: Native.
Maximum size (cm): 28 (usually much smaller)
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Harmless.
Colours: Grey, brown, Olive
Distribution: South-eastern Australia
Habitat types: Freshwater,Marine
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Ralph Foster & Amanda Manuel / South Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Galaxias brevipinnis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Galaxias coxii Macleay, 1880 Macleay, 1880
Published in: Macleay, W.J. 1880. Description of a new species of Galaxias from Mt Wilson with remarks on the distribution of the genus. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 5 (1) pp. 45-47
Galaxias atkinsoni Johnston, 1883 Johnston, 1883
Published in: Johnston, R.M. 1883. General and critical observations on fishes of Tasmania with a classified catalogue of all known species. Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tas. Vol. 1882 pp. 53-144
Galaxias weedoni Johnston, 1883 Johnston, 1883
Published in: Johnston, R.M. 1883. General and critical observations on fishes of Tasmania with a classified catalogue of all known species. Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tas. Vol. 1882 pp. 53-144
Galaxias nigothoruk Lucas, 1892 Lucas, 1892
Published in: Lucas, A.H.S. 1892. A new species of freshwater fish from Lake Nigothoruk, Mount Wellington, Victoria. Proc. R. Soc. Vict. Ser. ns Vol. 4 (1) pp. 27-28
Galaxias affinis Regan, 1906 Regan, 1906
Published in: Regan, C.T. 1906. A revision of the fishes of the family Galaxiidae. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 1905 (2, 2) pp. 363-384 figs 10-13
Galaxias parkeri Scott, 1936 Scott, 1936
Published in: Scott, E.O.G. 1936. Observations on fishes of the family Galaxiidae. Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tas. Vol. 1935 pp. 85-112 figs 1-4

Common Names

Common name Source
Climbing Galaxias
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Broad-finned Galaxias
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Cox's Mountain Galaxias
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Cox's Mountain Trout
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Lake Trout
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Lowland Galaxias
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Mersey Jollytail
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Mountain Trout
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Pieman Galaxias
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Pieman Jollytail
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Short-fin Galaxias
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St. Claire Trout
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Koaro
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Whitebait
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
PROTACANTHOPTERYGII
order
SALMONIFORMES
suborder
OSMEROIDEI
family
GALAXIIDAE
subfamily
Galaxiinae
genus
Galaxias
species
Galaxias brevipinnis  Recorded in Australia

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