Elected representatives in government are in charge of the policy and funding that can make or break saving threatened species. Their decisions and actions matter.
Fenner has or used to have 30 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Murray Cod.
We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories
Maccullochella peelii is found across 35 electorates.
The Murray Cod is the largest freshwater fish in Australia. The species has been measured at up to 1.8 m in length and over 100 kg in weight although, acccording to McDowall, it has been most commonly weighed at about 10 kg. The Murray Cod has a broad head with a rounded snout and a concave profile. It has a large mouth with the lower jaw approximately equal in length with the upper jaw or slightly protruding. The species is predominantly light olive to dark green in colour with mottled patterning and white to cream-coloured undersides. The pectoral fins are large and rounded, and the soft dorsal, anal and caudal fins usually have distinct white, sometimes red, edges. The caudal fin is rounded and has 65–81 scales in the lateral line.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Changed surface and groundwater regimes
Climate change and severe weather
Disrupted ecosystem and population processes
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Overexploitation and other direct harm from human activities
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
- Yass Daisy (Ammobium craspedioides)
- Banksia vincentia (Banksia vincentia)
- Canberra Spider Orchid (Caladenia actensis)
- Thick-lipped Spider-orchid (Caladenia tessellata)
- Leafless Tongue-orchid (Cryptostylis hunteriana)
- Trailing Hop-bush (Dodonaea procumbens)
- Black Gum (Eucalyptus aggregata)
- Yellow Gnat-orchid (Genoplesium baueri)
- East Lynne Midge-orchid (Genoplesium vernale)
- Ginninderra Peppercress (Lepidium ginninderrense)
- Basalt Pepper-cress (Lepidium hyssopifolium)
- Hoary Sunray (Leucochrysum albicans subsp. tricolor)
- Pale Pomaderris (Pomaderris pallida)
- Jervis Bay Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum affine)
- Tarengo Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum petilum)
- Eastern Underground Orchid (Rhizanthella slateri)
- Scrub Turpentine (Rhodamnia rubescens)
- Button Wrinklewort (Rutidosis leptorrhynchoides)
- Large-fruit Fireweed (Senecio macrocarpus)
- Small Purple-pea (Swainsona recta)
- Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum)
- Austral Toadflax (Thesium australe)
You are in federal electorate Fenner.