Finke River hardyhead

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Finke River hardyhead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae
Genus: Craterocephalus
Species: C. centralis
Binomial name
Craterocephalus centralis
Crowley & Ivantsoff, 1990

The Finke River hardyhead (Craterocephalus centralis) is a species of fish in the Atherinidae family.[1] It is endemic to the Finke River system in the Northern Territory of Australia where it is widespread in open water or around aquatic vegetation.[2] They occur in a wide range of salinity and pH and in Summer seek refuge in semi-permanent water holes. They are omnivores and feed on small crustaceans, insects, gastropods, polychaete worms, algae and fish eggs.[2]


  1. ^ Wager, R. 1996. Craterocephalus centralis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Bray, Dianne; Thompson, Vanessa. "Finke Hardyhead, Craterocephalus centralis". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2014.