Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Percichthyidae
Etymology: Nannoperca: Latin, nannus = small + Greek, perke = perch (Ref. 45335). More on author: Castelnau.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 10°C - 30°C (Ref. 2060)
Oceania: Endemic to the Vlaminghian region of south-western Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 4.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6398); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 44894)
Inhabit almost any permanent fresh water, including flowing or still water of rivers, creeks, wetlands and lakes. Usually found around aquatic vegetation along the margins of streams or lakes. Water is fresh to slightly brackish and clear or tannin-stained (Ref. 44894). Occur at a temperature range of 11.0-26.0 °C (Ref. 1811). Benthic feeder, consuming a variety of microcrustaceans, insects and their larvae. Adults move into small side creeks and flooded streamsides to spawn between July and November. Peak spawning activity is in September and October. Reproductive biology and habits are typical of the family. Maturity is attained at the end of the first year, and maximum life expectancy is about 5 years (Ref. 44894).
Adults spawn between July and January.
Morgan, D.L., S.J. Beatty and M. Adams, 2013. Nannoperca pygmaea, a new species of pygmy perch (Teleostei: Percichthyidae). Zootaxa 3637(4):401-411. (Ref. 93277)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00507 - 0.02483), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.44 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5; tm=1; K=1.12; Fec=89).
Prior r = 0.73, 2 SD range = 0.3 - 1.79, log(r) = -0.31, SD log(r) = 0.45, Based on: 1 K, 2 tgen, 1 tmax, 2 Fec records
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .