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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.

Wannon has or used to have 39 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Variegated 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 Variegated Pygmy Perch

Variegated Pygmy Perch

Nannoperca variegata

Status: Vulnerable

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 variegata is found across 3 electorates.

The Variegated Pygmy Perch is a fish growing to six centimetres. Its colouring is highly variable, ranging from bright green or olive above, to tan or light brown on the sides grading to a whitish or orange belly. The upper part of the head, back and pectoral region are mostly golden. There is a dark spot on the base of the caudal fin, and a series of mid-lateral, dark blotches.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

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.

Wannon has or used to have 54 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Variegated Pygmy Perch but they're just as important.

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