3 Fish distribution, status and threats 35 Species Common name Distribution Life history References Riverine translocated species Oxyeleotris lineolata Sleepy cod Cooper catchment Benthic carnivore likely to threaten native species Kerezsy 2011 Riverine alien species Gambusia holbrooki Gambusia Cooper catchment Live-bearer, continuous recruitment, also present in springs (Edgbaston) Kerezsy 2009 Carassius auratus Goldfish Cooper catchment Widespread but potential effects unknown Species of the Great Artesian Basin springs Scaturiginichthys vermeilipinnis Red-finned blue-eye Barcaldine spring group (Cooper catchment) Endangered. Present in one naturally occurring and six relocated populations at Edgbaston, threatened by gambusia Fairfax et al. 2007 Fensham et al. 2011 Kerezsy and Fensham 2013 Kerezsy 2014 Kerezsy 2015 Chlamydogobius micropterus Elizabeth Springs goby Springvale spring group (Diamantina catchment) Endangered. Small benthic species limited to the Elizabeth Springs complex Chlamydogobius squamigenus Edgbaston goby Barcaldine spring group (Cooper catchment) Endangered. Small benthic species limited to springs and bore drains on Edgbaston, Myross and Ravenswood
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