Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Compiler and date details

15 August 2014 - Douglass F. Hoese & Matthew M. Lockett

20 December 2006 - Douglass F. Hoese


This order includes 10 families, 109 genera and about 1013 species, largely found in fresh and brackish waters of the Americas and Africa to Asia (Nelson 2006). No species in the order is native to Australia. Several species have been introduced for mosquito control or through release of aquarium fishes (Allen et al. 2002). Species in two families now have found in the wild in Australia, with several species having breeding populations.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
04-Sep-2014 CYPRINODONTIFORMES 18-Aug-2014 MODIFIED Dr Doug Hoese
12-Feb-2010 (import)