Fish in Australia

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Australia has over 5000 described species of fish, a quarter of which are endemic.[1] Seafood and aquaculture are major and highly regulated industries, and fishing for marine and freshwater native and stoked fish is popular.

Species of freshwater fish[edit]

For its land-size, Australia has a low diversity of native freshwater fish with only 280 described species.[1] This is largely because Australia is a very dry continent with sporadic rainfall and large areas of desert.

The most common freshwater fish are:

Other species include:

Marine fish[edit]





  1. ^ a b Bray, Dianne. "Introduction to Australia's Fishes". Fishes of Australia. Retrieved 30 September 2014.