The Pedder galaxias is a Tasmanian endemic fresh water fish which was found only in the original Lake Pedder and related streams and pools in SW Tasmania. After the lake was flooded for a hydro-electric scheme its numbers eventually declined and it is now considered extinct in the area of its original distribution. Translocated populations have been established in Lake Oberon in the Western Arthurs and near Strathgordon.
The species is a slender fresh water fish growing to 170mm or more. Colour is light grey-brown with uneven darker patches. It is a benthic fish feeding primarily on invertebrates and probably spawning in smaller streams in spring.
Threats have come from loss of habitat and competition from introduced fish species.
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