The Action Plan for Australian freshwater fishes
Species recovery outline: Flinders Ranges Gudgeon
Scientific name: Mogurnda sp.B
English name: Flinders Ranges Gudgeon
Species taxonomic status: Not yet formally described. Only recently recognised as distinct from purple spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa).
Species survival status: Distribution is naturally restricted. There is no evidence for a decline in population numbers.
- Action plan status: Rare.
- Australian Society for Fish Biology status: Vulnerable.
- Proposed new IUCN criteria status: Vulnerable.
Former distribution: Restricted to waterways in the Gammons Ranges National Park in the North Flinders Ranges, South Australia.
Current distribution: As above.
Habitat: Small isolated waterholes in rocky creeks.
Reasons for decline: Feral goat populations suspected of causing eutrophication of waterholes. Goats have been removed and are no longer a threat.
Conservation reserves on which species occurs: Gammons Ranges National Park.
Other public lands on which species occurs: None.
Other land on which species occurs: None.
Is knowledge about species adequate for objectives and actions to be defined accurately? (If not provide list of additional studies required): Yes.
- Maintain existing populations.
Management actions already initiated:
- Feral goat populations have been removed to reduce eutrophication of waterholes.
- Regular co-operative monitoring organised by South Australian Department of Fisheries.
Management actions required:
- Declaration of additional conservation reserves: No.
- Habitat management: No.
- Feral animal control: Yes.
- Continue to exclude feral goats.
- Translocation or re-establishment of populations: Not required.
- Captive breeding: Not required.
- Other: Yes.
- Continue monitoring program.
Organisations responsible for conservation of species:
- South Australian Department of Fisheries.
- South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Other organisations or individuals involved: None.
Can recovery plan be carried out with existing resources?: Yes.