Animal Species:Trout Galaxias, Galaxias truttaceus Valenciennes, 1846

Standard Common Name

Trout Galaxias

Alternative Name/s

Mountain Trout, Native Trout, Ocellated Mountain Trout, Spotted Galaxias, Spotted Minnow, Spotted Mountain Trout, Spotted Trout Minnow, Trout Minnow, Western Mountain Trout, Yarra Trout

Distribution

The species is known from coastal drainages of Tasmania, southern Victoria and south-western Western Australia.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Galaxias truttaceus

Classification

Species:
truttaceus
Genus:
Galaxias
Family:
Galaxiidae
Order:
Salmoniformies
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Allen, G.R., Midgley, S.H. & M. Allen. 2002. Field Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Australia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 394.
  2.  Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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