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Maccullochella peelii  (Mitchell, 1838)

Murray cod
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Actinoptérygiens (poissons à nageoires rayonnées) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae (Temperate perches)

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; eau douce démersal; potamodrome (Ref. 51243); profondeur ? - 5 m (Ref. 6390).   Temperate; 21°S - 37°S

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Oceania: throughout most of the Murray-Darling River system of South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, except for the upper reaches of the southern tributaries (Ref. 6390). Introduced into many lakes and dams throughout Victoria and New South Wales. Their abundance has been drastically reduced across their natural range and they are now considered rare in many Victorian tributaries (Ref. 27498).

Length at first maturity / Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?, range 48 - 62 cm
Max length : 180 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 5259); common length : 60.0 cm SL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 5259); poids max. publié: 113.5 kg (Ref. 27446); âge max. reporté: 48 années (Ref. 6987)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

The Murray cod is one of the world's largest freshwater fish (Ref. 6390). They live in a wide range of habitats, from clear, rocky streams to slow flowing, turbid rivers and billabongs (Ref. 27498). They are generally found in waters to 5 m deep, in sheltered areas with cover from rocks, timber or overhanging banks. Adult fish are carnivorous, having a diet of invertebrates, fish, amphibians and occasionally reptiles, birds and aquatic mammals (Ref. 27498). The young feed on zooplankton. Spawning takes place from spring to early summer. Murray cod are territorial, their 'territory' associated with a specific hole, snag (large woody debris) or area of a river or lake (Ref. 27498). Juveniles may undertake migrations (Ref. 6390). Threatened due to over harvesting and habitat loss (Ref. 58490).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Cod form pairs & only one male spawn with each female (Ref. 27498). The spawning site can be in water as shallow as 30 cm (Ref. 27498). The male protect and probably fans the eggs during incubation (Ref. 27498). Egg masses are laid on the bottom and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 6390).

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Allen, G.R., 1989. Freshwater fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. (Ref. 5259)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless




Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: commercial; Aquaculture: commercial; pêche sportive: oui
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 69278):  Faible, temps minimum de doublement de population : 4,5 à 14 années (tm=3-6; tmax=48).
Prior r = 0.3, 2 SD range = 0.11 - 0.78, log(r) = -1.2, SD log(r) = 0.48, Based on: 1 K, 15 tgen, 1 tmax, 5 Fec records
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .
Catégorie de prix (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.