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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:61e57daa-4cf9-48a6-9392-ed1cb005a07d

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:Macquaria ambigua
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
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Conservation status
VICVulnerable

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    Source: Wikipedia

Description

Golden Perch grow to at least 760 mm and 23 kg. They have thick deep bodies, especially at larger sizes. They tend to have a cream coloured body when in turbid water and in clearer streams they have a yellow-golden colour, sometimes with a greenish hue. They are rarely found to be dark all over. Percichthyids can usually be recognised by their larger size, the presence of spines in their fins and their rounded tails. ... source: Australian Biological Resources Study - Species Bank

Golden perch are medium sized fish, commonly 30���40 cm and 1���2 kg in rivers. Fish from rivers are smaller and somewhat streamlined���fish in man-made impoundments are much deeper-bodied and show much greater average and maximum sizes. In rivers, has been recorded to 9 kg, in impoundments to 15 kg. ... source: Wikipedia

Large fish are brown to greenish above and yellow below. They have a concave forehead, a protruding lower jaw and a truncate caudal fin. Juveniles are more silvery coloured with grey mottling on the sides. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

ANGFA
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Australian Biological Resources Study - Species Bank
Description, Distribution, Ecology, Threats
Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
CCARP Database of Watering Requirements - Images
Images, Occurrence record
Desert Fishes Council
Distribution, Morphology
Encyclopedia of Life
Description
Wikipedia
Description, Diet, Conservation, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Freshwater species
State listed spp (non EPBC)
Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Unknown
Dispersal: Triggered by increasing flow and water temperature >23oC.
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native flood spawners
Habitat: Water column near the surface.
Life Stage Duration: Spring - summer
Migration: Yes, gradual downstream dispersal.
Mode of Floodplain Use: Unknown
References: Balcombe SR, et al. (2006) Marine and Freshwater Research 57, 619-633. Gehrke PC (1991) Marine and Freshwater Research 42, 707-719. Humphries P and Lake PS (2000) Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 16, 421-432. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. King AJ, et al. (2009) River Research and Applications 25, 1205-1218. Lake JS (1967a) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 137-153. Lake JS (1967b) australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 155-173. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Mallen-Cooper M and Stuart IG (2003) River Research and Applications 19, 697-719. Reynolds LF (1983) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 34, 857-871. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Ye Q (2004) 'Golden perch (Macquaria ambigua).' South Australian Research and Development Institute, Publication No.: RD04/0167, Report Series No.: 71, Adelaide. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Partial
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Spawning and flood period do not always overlap
Reproduction Timing: November - February
Reproduction Timing Pattern: November,December,January,February
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Unknown
lifeStage: Spawning
Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Crustaceans, aquatic insects, molluscs, small fish.
Dispersal: Eggs and larvae swept downstream, juveniles may move back upstream during increased flows.
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native flood spawners
Habitat: Range of habitats including amongst large woody debris, slow flowing water, deep water, main channel, annabranches and floodplain habitats.
Life Stage Duration: Approximately 2-4 years
Migration: Unknown
Mode of Floodplain Use: Opportunistic
References: Balcombe SR, et al. (2006) Marine and Freshwater Research 57, 619-633. Gehrke PC (1991) Marine and Freshwater Research 42, 707-719. Humphries P and Lake PS (2000) Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 16, 421-432. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. King AJ, et al. (2009) River Research and Applications 25, 1205-1218. Lake JS (1967a) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 137-153. Lake JS (1967b) australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 155-173. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Mallen-Cooper M and Stuart IG (2003) River Research and Applications 19, 697-719. Reynolds LF (1983) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 34, 857-871. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Ye Q (2004) 'Golden perch (Macquaria ambigua).' South Australian Research and Development Institute, Publication No.: RD04/0167, Report Series No.: 71, Adelaide. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Not applicable
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Not applicable
Reproduction Timing: Not applicable
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Carnivore
lifeStage: Larvae and juveniles
Database of watering requirements of biota from floodplain wetlands of the Murray-Darling Basin
Breeding Habitat: Not applicable
Diet: Crustaceans, aquatic insects, molluscs, small fish.
Dispersal: Unknown
Foraging Habitat: Not applicable
Functional Group: Native flood spawners
Habitat: Warm, turbid, slow flowing rivers; floodplain lakes and anabranches. Prefers deep water with overhead cover from large woody debris during the day.
Life Stage Duration: Unknown
Longevity: 0- 26
Migration: Yes to spawn, facultative migration. Migration is upstream, occurs in spring to summer. Migration is induced by increasing flows.
Mode of Floodplain Use: Opportunistic
References: Balcombe SR, et al. (2006) Marine and Freshwater Research 57, 619-633. Gehrke PC (1991) Marine and Freshwater Research 42, 707-719. Humphries P and Lake PS (2000) Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 16, 421-432. King AJ, et al. (2003) Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60, 773-786. King AJ, et al. (2009) River Research and Applications 25, 1205-1218. Lake JS (1967a) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 137-153. Lake JS (1967b) australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 18, 155-173. Lintermans M (2007) Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin: An introductory guide. MDBC Publication No. 10/07. Murray-Darling Basin Authority: Canberra. Mallen-Cooper M and Stuart IG (2003) River Research and Applications 19, 697-719. Reynolds LF (1983) Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 34, 857-871. Treadwell S and Hardwick R (2003) 'Review of habitat associations of native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin.' Murray-Darling Basin Commission Project R2105. Sinclair Knight Merz Consulting: Armidale. Ye Q (2004) 'Golden perch (Macquaria ambigua).' South Australian Research and Development Institute, Publication No.: RD04/0167, Report Series No.: 71, Adelaide. Young WJ, et al. (2003) 'Murray flow assessment tool: A technical description.' Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Land and Water, Canberra, ACT.
Refugia Habitat: Unknown
Reproduction Flood Reliance: Partial
Reproduction Flood Reliance Explanation: Spawning and flood period do not always overlap
Reproduction Timing: November - February
Reproduction Timing Pattern: November,December,January,February
Roosting Habitat: Not known
Trophic Status: Carnivore
lifeStage: Adult
Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria 2013
VIC Advisory List: Near Threatened
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Macquaria ambigua

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Datnia ambigua Richardson, 1845 Richardson, 1845
Published in: Richardson, J.. Ichthyology. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror under the Command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., during the years 1839–43 Vol. 2 pp. 139 pls 1-60 pp. 17-52 pls 7-8 (parts), 11-30
Macquaria ambigua ambigua (Richardson, 1845)
Published in: Lintermans, M. 2007. Fishes of the Murray-Darling Basin - An Introductory Guide Canberra : Murray-Darling Basin Commission pp. 157 pp.
Macquaria ambigua ambigua (Richardson, 1845) (Richardson, 1845)
Plectroplites ambiguus (Richardson, 1845)
Published in: Gill, T.N. 1862. Remarks on the relations of the genera and other groups of Cuban fishes. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. Vol. 14 (5) pp. 235-242
Plectroplites ambiguus (Richardson, 1845)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172
Plectroplites ambiguus (Richardson, 1845)
Published in: Roughley, T.C. 1951. Fish and Fisheries of Australia. Sydney : Angus & Robertson pp. 343 pp.
Plectroplites ambiguus (Richardson, 1845)
Published in: Grant, E.M. 2002. Guide to Fishes Redcliffe : EM Grant Pty Ltd pp. 880 pp.
Plectroplites ambiguus (Richardson, 1845) (Richardson, 1845)
Ctenolates macquariensis Günther, 1871 Günther, 1871
Published in: Günther, A. 1871. Description of a new percoid fish from the Macquarie River. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 1871 pp. 320 pl. 33
Dules auratus Castelnau, 1872 Castelnau, 1872
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1872. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 1. The Melbourne fish market. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 1 pp. 29-242 1 pl.
Dules flavescens Castelnau, 1875 Castelnau, 1875
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1875. Researches on the fishes of Australia. Intercolonial Exhibition Essays. 2. pp. 1–52 in, Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 : Official Record. Melbourne
Macquaria ambigua oriens Musyl & Keenan, 1992 Musyl & Keenan, 1992
Published in: Musyl, M.K. & Keenan, C.P. 1992. Population genetics and zoogeography of Australian freshwater golden perch, Macquaria ambigua (Richardson 1845) (Teleostei: Percichthyidae), and electrophoretic identification of a new species from the Lake Eyre Basin. Aust. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. Vol. 43 (6) pp. 1585-1601

Common Names

Common name Source
Golden Perch
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Callop
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Freshwater Bream
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Murray Bream
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Murray Perch
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Perch
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Tarki
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White Perch
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Yellowbelly
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Yellowfin Perch
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Murray-darling Golden Perch Or Yellowbelly
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
PERCOIDEI
family
PERCICHTHYIDAE
genus
Macquaria
species
Macquaria ambigua  Recorded in Australia

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