Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus) (Perciformes: Anabantidae) on Saibai Island, northwest Torres Strait: first Australian record of this exotic pest fish

The Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus) has been recorded from Sabai Island in the Torres Strait, marking the first Australian record for this potentially invasive noxious fish species. Its biology and ecology and invasive history are reviewed. Measures to prevent the spread of this fish by human vectors to the Australian mainland are discussed.

Citation

Hitchcock, G. 2008 04 30. Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus) (Perciformes: Anabantidae) on Saibai Island, northwest Torres Strait: first Australian record of this exotic pest fish. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52(2): 207–211. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835.

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    Date of publication

    30 April 2008

    Authors

    Garrick Hitchcock