April 2022 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderenis)
April 13, 2022

IFS staff fly into Lake Oberon to check on the Pedder galaxias population

The Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) was previously found only in the original Lake Pedder, Tasmania. Unfortunately, due to the flooding of the Huon and Serpentine catchments for hydro power generation in 1972, and with the subsequent invasion of brown trout (Salmo trutta) and climbing galaxias (Galaxias brevipinnis), the Pedder galaxias population collapsed. By 1990 they...