Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Centrarchiformes
(Basses) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Gadopsis: Latin, gadus = a fish, cod? + Greek,opsis = appearance (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate; 34°S - 36°S
Oceania: endemic to Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35369)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occur in cool, clear streams with rocky bottoms in mountain terrain (Ref. 33616); with fast to moderate flow (Ref. 44894). Often abundant at altitudes of 200-700 m (Ref. 33616). Benthic, nocturnally active species which usually occur solitary. Juveniles often found in large groups among leaf litter and wood debris. Movements are restricted to a relatively small stretch of river over the duration of the life span. Occur with G. marmoratus at lower elevations, but they have different habitat preferences. Feed on insect larvae, fishes, fish eggs, earthworms and crustaceans. Breed between October and December. Sexual maturity is attained after 2 years (Ref. 44894). Often caught by recreational fishers targeting trout, although not a desirable target due to its small size (Ref. 33616).
Male guard the eggs and developing larvae until yolk sac is almost completely resorbed (Ref. 35369).
Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00453 - 0.02779), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.50 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=120-320).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .