of North Eastern Australia was officially released by Senator Ian
Macdonald, Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation, on 23
November 2004 as part of the Rainforest CRC's Annual Conference activities.
Researchers Brad Pusey, Mark Kennard and Angela Arthington from Griffith
University compiled the text following ten years of extensive studies
on the ecology and management of freshwater fish in far northern Queensland.
The text also provides a review of existing literature and field research
carried out in Queensland over the past twenty years.
Features include information on species identification, evolutionary
history, breeding biology, feeding ecology, movement patterns, habitat
use, water quality tolerances, conservation status, current threats
and management recommendations, along with high quality ink illustrations.
The book may be ordered online through CSIRO
In 2005, the authors were awarded the Whitley Medal, the most sought
after prize in zoological publishing in Australia, in recognition of
their exceptional contribution to our knowledge of the fauna of the
Australasian region. Download
Forest Matters Newsletter, September 2005 article.