Fish

Enoggera Catchment Health Monitoring Program

Twice yearly a survey is conducted at eight sites in the Enoggera Catchment to identify flora and Fauna living in and around the creeks of our catchment. At each site were record the macro- invertebrates (creepy crawlies) and vertebrates (fish, amphibians and reptiles) living at 8 locations. Physical characteristics of these sites have additional monitoring, sampling is conducted every calendar month. The pH, temperature, ORP, Conductivity, Turbidity and Salinity are recorded using an Horiba U52 multi probe sampling instrument. If these activities interest you and you would like to participate you can call Leo on 0409 536 533 for more information.

Purple spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa)

Purple spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa)

Gudgeon Common length is 90mm (can grow to 130mm). The western population of the purple spotted gudgeon was previously widespread in the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Lachlan River systems and tributaries of the Darling, but has experienced a significant decline...

Eel Tailed Catfish

Eel Tailed Catfish

Creekbank with nest The eel tailed catfish is a reliable visitor around December if the creek has had the benefit of recent rains. A handy tree overhangs the creek making it possible to get a closer shot of the catfish patrolling the nest. Two members found...

Eel in St John’s wood

Eel in St John’s wood

Image: Eel in creek These photos were sent in by Robert Dunne. This family contains 15 species, two of which, Anguilla reinhardtii (longfinned eel), and A. australis (shortfinned eel) are found in Australia. Freshwater eels are long and muscular with a skin...

Crimson Spotted Rainbow (Melanotaenia duboulayi)

Crimson Spotted Rainbow (Melanotaenia duboulayi)

Crimson Spotted Rainbow adult Crimson-spotted Rainbow Fish live east of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales. Crimson-spotted Rainbow Fish eat insects, tadpoles, plants and worms. They can grow to a length of 120mm...