Threatened Freshwater Species


TropWATER researchers hold a wealth of experience working on rare and threatened freshwater species. Currently, TropWATER researchers are working on projects involving a number of threatened freshwater taxa across Australia and overseas including spiny crayfish (Euastacus spp.), cling gobies (Sicydiine spp.), freshwater elasmobranchs (Pristis and Himantura spp.) and turtles.

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Further Reading

Ebner, B. C., & Thuesen, P. (2011). Discovery of stream-cling-goby assemblages (Stiphodon species) in the Australian Wet Tropics. Australian Journal of Zoology58(6), 331-340.

Ebner, B. C., Lintermans, M., & Dunford, M. (2011). A reservoir serves as refuge for adults of the endangered Macquarie perch. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management16(1), 23-33.

Fulton, C. J., Starrs, D., Ruibal, M. P., & Ebner, B. C. (2012). Counting crayfish: active searching and baited cameras trump conventional hoop netting in detecting Euastacus armatusEndangered Species Research19, 39-45.

Lintermans, M., Lyon, J. P., Hammer, M. P. Ellis, E., and Ebner, B. C. (2015). Lessons from threatened freshwater fish reintroductions in Australia. Chapter 17 pp. 237–254, In: Advances in Reintroduction Biology of Australian and New Zealand Fauna (Eds D. P. Armstrong, M. W. Hayward, D. Moro and P. Seddon). CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.

Morgan, D. L., Allen, M. G., Ebner, B. C., Whitty, J. M. and Beatty, S. J. (2015), Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish Pristis zijsron. Journal of Fish Biology, 86: 1658–1663.


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