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Species profile—Maccullochella peelii (Murray cod)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) → Percichthyidae (basses and cods) → Maccullochella peelii (Murray cod)

Photo of Maccullochella peelii (Murray cod) - Limpus, C.,DEHP,2004

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Family
Percichthyidae (basses and cods)
Scientific name
Maccullochella peelii (Mitchell, 1839)
Common name
Murray cod
Type reference
Mitchell, J. (1838). Three expeditions into the interior of eastern Australia, with descriptions of recently explored regions of Australia felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales: Vol. 1. T & W Boone, London. 351 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
27041
Synonym(s)
Maccullochella peelii peelii
Acerina peelii
Maccullochella peeli
Alternate name(s)
goodoo
cod
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Dependant Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Aquatic

Other resources

Species Profile and Threats Database (SPRAT)
Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=27041

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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