Listed as vulnerable due to habitat degredation, the Yarra pygmy perch is a small freshwater fish that commonly grows to approximately 6.5cm. Found in Victoria and South Australia preferring slow flowing waters, wetlands and drainage channels with plentiful vegetation. It is closely related to the southern pygmy perch.
This species eDNA probe was developed to differentiate between Yarra pygmy perch and its closely related sister-species, the southern pygmy perch, found within Melbourne's catchments. May have limited use outside this region - please contact us to discuss.
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