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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.

Lyons has or used to have 38 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Pedder Galaxias.

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 Pedder Galaxias

Pedder Galaxias

Galaxias pedderensis

Status: Extinct in the wild

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

Galaxias pedderensis is found across 2 electorates.

The Pedder Galaxias is a small, slender freshwater fish, with gold iridescence often present on the back and sides. This species is no longer found in its natural habitat, though was once endemic to Lake Pedder in southwestern Tasmania. There are translocated populations at Strathgordon Dam and Lake Oberon, both locations are free from the threat of alien fish species. This species spawns in spring and lives to at least six years.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Disrupted ecosystem and population processesDisrupted ecosystem and population processes

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.

Lyons has or used to have 75 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Pedder Galaxias but they're just as important.

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