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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.

Photo of Oxleyan Pygmy Perch

Oxleyan Pygmy Perch

Nannoperca oxleyana

Status: Endangered

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 weatherClimate change and severe weather

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases


Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Fisher has or used to have 28 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Oxleyan Pygmy Perch but they're just as important.

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