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Other Common Names
Murray jollytail, flat-headed jollytail
Commonly 100-140 mm; up to 150 mm, 25 g
Indeterminate, probably threatened. IUCN Redlist: vulnerable.
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, near aquatic vegetation.
Believed to ba carnivorous, feeding mainly on small crustaceans and aquatic insects.
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.
Not suitable for angling
On the table
Not a table fish.