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'''Fly-specked hardyhead'''
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<p>'''Fly-specked hardyhead'''</p>
  
''Craterocephalus
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<p>''Craterocephalus
stercusmuscarum''
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stercusmuscarum''</p>
  
Distinctive rows of gold lines and black spots laterally
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<p>Distinctive rows of gold lines and black spots laterally
 
on the sides, its schooling habit make this slender
 
on the sides, its schooling habit make this slender
 
species an interesting addition to native aquariums.
 
species an interesting addition to native aquariums.
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also at [[Haughton River]], [[Barratta Creek]] and
 
also at [[Haughton River]], [[Barratta Creek]] and
 
[[Plantation Creek]]. Believed to occur in [[Saltwater Creek]] 1, [[Monongle Creek]], [[Elliot River]], [[Euri Creek]]
 
[[Plantation Creek]]. Believed to occur in [[Saltwater Creek]] 1, [[Monongle Creek]], [[Elliot River]], [[Euri Creek]]
and [[Don River]], of the [[Don River]] basin.
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and [[Don River]], of the [[Don River]] basin.</p>
  
==Traditional Owners Use==
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<h3>Traditional Owners Use</h3>
more soon...
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<p>more soon...</p>
  
==Acknowledgements==
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<h3>Acknowledgements</h3>
Much of the information about fish species and their distribution in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region presented throughout this Wiki is based on the work of Pusey(2005). The Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research ([[ACTFR]]) also provided access to their Norther Australian Fish (NAF) database (in press), which contains the most current available fish survey data for tropical Australia. Allan Webb also from [[ACTFR]] provided information of the expanding list of exotic fish species recorded from the immediate Townsville region principally the [[Ross River]]. Additional information about species distribution is the authors experience (principally Jim Tait) and knowledge of the region. Descriptions of species are based on Allen et. al. (2002) and Pusey et. al (2004) with additional detail and comments by the authors of the [[Fish Passage Study]].
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<p>Much of the information about fish species and their distribution in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region presented throughout this Wiki is based on the work of Pusey(2005). The Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research ([[ACTFR]]) also provided access to their Norther Australian Fish (NAF) database (in press), which contains the most current available fish survey data for tropical Australia. Allan Webb also from [[ACTFR]] provided information of the expanding list of exotic fish species recorded from the immediate Townsville region principally the [[Ross River]]. Additional information about species distribution is the authors experience (principally Jim Tait) and knowledge of the region. Descriptions of species are based on Allen et. al. (2002) and Pusey et. al (2004) with additional detail and comments by the authors of the [[Fish Passage Study]].</p>
  
Fish illustrations and mapping by Jason Carter. Illustrations have been drawn from specimens and photographs and after other illustrations, in particular Swainston and Ruse (in Allen 1997) and Pusey (in Pusey et. al. 2004)
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<p>Fish illustrations and mapping by Jason Carter. Illustrations have been drawn from specimens and photographs and after other illustrations, in particular Swainston and Ruse (in Allen 1997) and Pusey (in Pusey et. al. 2004)</p>
  
==References==
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<h3>References</h3>
* Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research (in press) Northern Australia Fish (NAF) database.
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<ul class="lists">
* Pusey, B. Kennard, M Arthington, A (2004) '''Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia''', [[CSIRO]] Publishing. (Available from http://www.publish.csiro.au/)
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<li> Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research (in press) Northern Australia Fish (NAF) database.
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<li> Pusey, B. Kennard, M Arthington, A (2004) '''Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia''', [[CSIRO]] Publishing. (Available from http://www.publish.csiro.au/)
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</ul>
  
==External Links==
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<h3>External Links</h3>
*[http://www.fishbase.org  Fish Database]
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<ul class="lists">
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<li>[http://www.fishbase.org  Fish Database]
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</ul>
  
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[[file:Flyspeckedhardyhead.jpg|400px|Fly-specked hardyhead]]
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[[file:Flyspeckedhardyheadmap.jpg|400px|BDTNRM distribution]]
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[[Category:Freshwater Fishes of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]
 
[[Category:Freshwater Fishes of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]

Revision as of 05:50, 4 September 2014


Fly-specked hardyhead

Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum

Distinctive rows of gold lines and black spots laterally on the sides, its schooling habit make this slender species an interesting addition to native aquariums. Commonly growing to 5-6 cm. Demersal adhesive eggs. Known to occur throughout the Burdekin basin, Black River basin and Ross River basin. Observed also at Haughton River, Barratta Creek and Plantation Creek. Believed to occur in Saltwater Creek 1, Monongle Creek, Elliot River, Euri Creek and Don River, of the Don River basin.

Traditional Owners Use

more soon...

Acknowledgements

Much of the information about fish species and their distribution in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region presented throughout this Wiki is based on the work of Pusey(2005). The Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research (ACTFR) also provided access to their Norther Australian Fish (NAF) database (in press), which contains the most current available fish survey data for tropical Australia. Allan Webb also from ACTFR provided information of the expanding list of exotic fish species recorded from the immediate Townsville region principally the Ross River. Additional information about species distribution is the authors experience (principally Jim Tait) and knowledge of the region. Descriptions of species are based on Allen et. al. (2002) and Pusey et. al (2004) with additional detail and comments by the authors of the Fish Passage Study.

Fish illustrations and mapping by Jason Carter. Illustrations have been drawn from specimens and photographs and after other illustrations, in particular Swainston and Ruse (in Allen 1997) and Pusey (in Pusey et. al. 2004)

References

  • Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research (in press) Northern Australia Fish (NAF) database.
  • Pusey, B. Kennard, M Arthington, A (2004) Freshwater Fishes of North-eastern Australia, CSIRO Publishing. (Available from http://www.publish.csiro.au/)

External Links

Fly-specked hardyhead BDTNRM distribution

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