Threatened fishes of the world: Lepidogalaxias salamandroides Mees, 1961 (Lepidogalaxiidae)

  title={Threatened fishes of the world: Lepidogalaxias salamandroides Mees, 1961 (Lepidogalaxiidae)},
  author={Tim m. Berra and Bradley J. Pusey},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  • T. Berra, B. Pusey
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
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Burrowing, Emergence, Behavior, and Functional Morphology of the Australian Salamanderfish, Lepidogalaxias salamandroides
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Threatened fishes in Australia–an overview
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Structure of fish assemblages in waters of the Southern Acid Peat Flats, South-western Australia
Differences in habitat permanence and isolation were reflected in the structure of the fish assemblages, with temporary, highly isolated habitats being dominated by aestivating species.
Seasonality, aestivation and the life history of the salamanderfish Lepidogalaxias salamandroides (Pisces: Lepidogalaxiidae)
  • B. Pusey
  • Environmental Science, Biology
    Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 2004
The evolution of the life history style shown by Lepidogalaxias salamandroides is discussed with respect to the well defined seasonality of the region and it is suggested that selection for reproduction at an early age is balanced by the constraints of offspring survival during the aestivation period.
Gross and Histological Morphology of the Swimbladder and Lack of Accessory Respiratory Structures in Lepidogalaxias salamandroides, an Aestivating Fish from Western Australia
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Life history aspects of the West Australian Salamanderfish, Lepidogalaxias salamandroides Mees
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Diet and dietary overlap in fishes of temporary waters of southwestern Australia
The diets of six species of fish occurring in seasonally inundated waters of the southern acid peat flats of southwestern Australia were studied and dietary overlap decreased as the dry season progressed and fish became concentrated in smaller areas of habitat.