Prepared by Gary Backhouse, Justin O’Connor (Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria) and Dr Jean Jackson (Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania)
ISBN 1 74152 434 2
- National Recovery Plan for the Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena (PDF - 678 KB) | (RTF - 1.51 MB)
- Background and implementation information for the Australian Grayling National Recovery Plan (PDF - 167 KB) | (RTF - 1.29 MB)
About this document
The Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena is a small to medium-sized, slender, silvery fish with soft-rayed fins lacking any spines. It is endemic to south-eastern Australia, including Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales, and is a migratory species that inhabits estuarine waters and coastal seas as larvae/juveniles, and freshwater rivers and streams as adults. The Australian Grayling is considered threatened due to declines in abundance throughout most of its range, and has been listed as Vulnerable under the Australian Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. This national Recovery Plan for the Australian Grayling is the first recovery plan prepared for the species. The Plan details the species’ distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure the long-term survival of the Australian Grayling.