Flat-Headed Galaxias

Scientific Name

Galaxias rostratus

Other Common Names

Murray jollytail, flat-headed jollytail


Commonly 100-140 mm; up to 150 mm, 25 g

Conservation Status



Shoals in mid-water.  Usually below 150 m altitude in Murray system in still or gently flowing waters, lakes, billabongs and backwaters.  Depth 1 m, substrate of coarse sand and mud, and debris.

Photo of Flat Headed Galaxias (C)G.Schmida
Photo of Flat Headed Galaxias (C)N.Armstrong


During season August to September, spawns for up to a month, suggesting that only small numbers of eggs shed at any one time.  Little is known about its life history

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