This on-line easy to use Fish Atlas is a great way to explore the fish you can find in Northern Australia through a range of interactive maps that take you in ever more detail through State/Territory, catchment and river basin, as well as enabling you to investigate the Top End via fish species… read on to find out more about this brilliant resource.
You start by selecting a state or territory:
Then you can explore that state or territory:
Then go exploring by catchment:
For each map you get a list of all the rivers in that catchment with each map providing greater detail. If you don’t want to explore by catchment you can investigate the top end using different fish species, see the example below of the Ambassis agassizii (Aggasiz’s glassfish):
Photos and distribution map
This is a terrific resource created through a collaboration between the National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research (NCTWR) and the Centre for Riverine Landscapes (Griffith University). NCTWR is a consortium formed in 2001 between James Cook University, Charles Darwin University, University of Western Australia and ERISS to collaborate on aquatic research in northern Australia. Please share this excellent resource widely!
Hotlink to Northern Australia Fish Atlas
Latest posts by Siwan Lovett (see all)
- Good flows mean more fish… - January 28, 2018
- Weeding out a big problem: pump screens save fish while reducing choking weeds - August 21, 2017
- The smooth newt: another freshwater invasive species for Australia - February 28, 2017