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.
Fisher has or used to have 29 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Oxleyan Pygmy Perch.
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.
Oxleyan Pygmy Perch
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
Nannoperca oxleyana is found across 9 electorates.
Oxleyan Pygmy Perch is a small, brown to olive coloured fish with a distinctive orange-rimmed, black spot at the base of the tail. This species has a patchy distribution and is confined to dystrophic, freshwater systems draining through sandy coastal lowlands and 'wallam' heaths between north-eastern NSW and south-eastern Queensland. Specific habitat requirements for this fish include slow-flowing, fresh, acidic waters with abundant aquatic vegetation. Loss of this habitat through removal and/or damage to wallum heath is a threat to this species.¹
Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia
Climate change and severe weather
Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradation
Invasive species and diseases
Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.
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- Hairy-joint Grass (Arthraxon hispidus)
- Cossinia (Cossinia australiana)
- Stinking Cryptocarya (Cryptocarya foetida)
- Leafless Tongue-orchid (Cryptostylis hunteriana)
- Small-leaved Tamarind (Diploglottis campbellii)
- Velvet Hopbush (Dodonaea rupicola)
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- Ball Nut (Floydia praealta)
- Veiny Graptophyllum (Graptophyllum reticulatum)
- Macadamia Nut (Macadamia integrifolia)
- Small-fruited Queensland Nut (Macadamia ternifolia)
- Rough-shelled Bush Nut (Macadamia tetraphylla)
- Lesser Swamp-orchid (Phaius australis)
- Shiny-leaved Condoo (Planchonella eerwah)
- Nightcap Plectranthus (Plectranthus nitidus)
- Plectranthus torrenticola (Plectranthus torrenticola)
- Wallum Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum wallum)
- Romnalda strobilacea (Romnalda strobilacea)
- Quassia (Samadera bidwillii)
- Ravine Orchid (Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii)
- Smooth-bark Rose Apple (Syzygium hodgkinsoniae)
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- Zieria bifida (Zieria bifida)
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