The Western Minnow
The Western Minnow. ref Morgan,Howard, Gill
Roughly 190 mm
Found in rocky pools at the base of rapids and waterfalls. Occur around submerged vegetation along the edges of pools or slow-flowing water and sometimes in lakes and ponds. Water is usually clear and fresh or darkly tannin-stained and slightly acidic. Tolerates brackish conditions found in many salt-affected rivers of the south-west.
Arrowsmith river to Waychinncup River
|Distribution of the Minnow
Little known is known about the Reproduction of this native fish. Spawning is thought to occur on vegetation in the upper reaches of streams within its range.
Feeds mainly on insects and small crustaceans. They can jump through the surface water to catch insects such as mosquitoes and midgies.