Brilliant resource – Fish Atlas of Northern Australia

Brilliant resource – Fish Atlas of Northern Australia

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


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Siwan Lovett

Siwan Lovett

Siwan manages the Finterest website and enjoys sharing stories about the latest research and on-ground projects to bring back native fish. She also manages the Rivers of Carbon ( program that restores riparian zones in the Southern Tablelands of NSW to create habitat for native fish. She is editor of the popular RipRap Magazine that also shares fishy stories.
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