Macquaria

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Maquaria
Golden perch.JPG
Golden perch, M. ambigua
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percichthyidae
Genus: Macquaria
G. Cuvier, 1830
Type species
Macquaria australasica
G. Cuvier, 1830
Synonyms
  • Paschalestes Gistel, 1848
  • Plectroplites T. N. Gill, 1862
  • Ctenolates Günther, 1871
  • Murrayia Castelnau, 1872
  • Riverina Castelnau, 1872
  • Percalates E. P. Ramsay & J. D. Ogilby, 1887

Macquaria is a genus of medium-sized, predatory temperate perches endemic to Australia. They are found in rivers and estuaries of the eastern part of the continent.[1]

Species[edit]

The currently recognized species in this genus are:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2014). Species of Macquaria in FishBase. February 2014 version.