An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia.
Among the Northern Territory's fish fauna are 55 species considered to be threatened under various listings (ASFB, EPBC), with the poor state of knowledge of the NT's fish populations and their true distributions hindering assessment.
A rethink on Retropinna: conservation implications of new taxa and significant genetic sub-structure in Australian smelts (Pisces : Retropinnidae)
Analyses of Australian mate- rial using allozyme electrophoresis show five genetically distinct species with contiguous ranges and no evidence of genetic exchange, providing a strong argument for extended studies to prepare for appropriate conservation measures.
The role of continental shelf width in determining freshwater phylogeographic patterns in south‐eastern Australian pygmy perches (Teleostei: Percichthyidae)
- P. Unmack, M. Hammer, M. Adams, Jerald B. Johnson, T. Dowling
- Environmental ScienceMolecular Ecology
- 1 March 2013
The results demonstrate high levels of genetic heterogeneity with important conservation implications, especially for declining populations in the Murray–Darling Basin and a highly restricted disjunct population in Ansons River, Tasmania.
A phylogenetic analysis of pygmy perches (Teleostei: Percichthyidae) with an assessment of the major historical influences on aquatic biogeography in southern Australia.
- P. Unmack, M. Hammer, M. Adams, T. Dowling
- Environmental Science, BiologySystematic Biology
- 1 December 2011
This study appears to be the first example of an animal group displaying clear multiple east-west movement in southern Australia, as all other aquatic and terrestrial fauna previously examined displayed a single east- west split.
Freshwater fishes of northern Australia.
This study provides a comprehensive assessment of the diversity and distribution of fishes of the region within a standardised nomenclatural framework and summarises the outcomes of recent phylogeographic and phylogenetic research using molecular technologies to identify where issues of taxonomy may need further scrutiny.
Phylogenetic analysis of trophic niche evolution reveals a latitudinal herbivory gradient in Clupeoidei (herrings, anchovies, and allies).
Evolutionary Processes and Biodiversity
Freshwater fishes are the world’s most speciose vertebrates and their variety staggers the imagination. There are species with suction-cap oral disks, saw-like rostrums, flamboyant barbels, poisonous…
Riverscape genomics of a threatened fish across a hydroclimatically heterogeneous river basin
This study carried out a basinwide riverscape genomic analysis in the threatened southern pygmy perch, an ecological specialist with low dispersal potential, and found low levels of genetic diversity and strong neutral population structure consistent with expectations based on spatial stream hierarchy and life history.
A novel holistic framework for genetic‐based captive‐breeding and reintroduction programs
- Catherine R. M. Attard, L. Möller, L. Beheregaray
- Environmental ScienceConservation Biology
- 1 October 2016
A holistic framework that takes full advantage of genetic data through assessment of the genetic makeup of populations before, during, and after captive-breeding and reintroduction events to understand their conservation potential and maximize their success is devised.
Freshwater fish conservation in the face of critical water shortages in the southern Murray–Darling Basin, Australia
The present paper aims to document the actions undertaken in the Lower Murray, and review successes and lessons from practical examples that will help guide and inform management responses to conserve fish in modified systems subjected to severe water decline.