Oxleyan pygmy perch are light brown to olive in colour (darker on the back and paler on the sides) with three to four patchy brown bars running from head to tail. There is a dark spot with an orange rim at the base of the tail and a blue ring around the eye. The species displays sexual dichromatism during the spawning season, with males developing more intense red and brown fin and body colouration, and black pelvic fins (Knight et al., 2007). They can grow up to 60 mm in length.
Oxleyan Pygmy Perch |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Nannoperca oxleyana
Hazard reduction burning and fire fighting activities adversely impact the wallum heath (NSW DPI 2005a).