Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
                      
 
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 3.   0 native species listed, with 0 from Ellura
Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Ray-finned Fish (Actinopterygii)
Minnows
Cypriniformes
Carp
Cyprinidae
European Carp
Cyprinus carpio


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Thank you nj852 for confirming the id of this species for us

This one was 4kg, a large fish.
These fish have destroyed the Murray River. Once a clear watered river, it's now murky as these fish filter thru the silt on the river bed looking for food, constantly stirring up the silt.
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Toothcarps
Cyprinodontiformes
Livebearer
Poeciliidae
Eastern Mosquitofish
Gambusia holbrooki


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Thank you meta4 for identifying and Fubberpish for confirming the id of this species for us

fubberpish said "Yep, bloody things are everywhere, they're a massive problem. they're super hardy fish, produce massive amounts of young very quickly and only take a few months to reach breeding age, so they are able to multiply extremely rapidly and survive in just about any body of fresh water. they were deliberately introduced to eat mosquito larvae - except native Australian fish like the Empire Gudgeon are actually better at mosquito control than the Mosquitofish!"
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