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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 178–187.
Published: 27 August 2014
... sex ratio, size structure, biomass, and density of Gambusia holbrooki populations in wetlands used for storage of 1) tertiary treated sewage effluent; 2) urban stormwater runoff; and 3) wetlands without effluent supplementation (control wetlands). Those wetlands that had previously been determined...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 143–149.
Published: 17 March 2014
...L. A. Morgan; W. A. Buttemer Gambusia holbrooki, the “Mosquito Fish” introduced to Australian waterways from North America to control mosquito larvae, is widely distributed and abundant in both disturbed and undisturbed aquatic environments. Because it has become established in areas where Litoria...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 496–505.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Graham Pyke; Arthur White The Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea has declined dramatically in New South Wales. One hypothesis suggests that this decline is largely due to predation by the Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki , which was introduced into Australia as part of efforts to control...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 316–324.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Cameron Webb; Jean Joss Gambusia holbrooki is a small, aggressive fish introduced into Australia in 1925 to control mosquitoes. It has been suggested that this species may also prey on tadpoles and be a contributing factor in the decline of some Australian frog populations. We examined...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1024–1032.
Published: 29 January 2012
...A. White; G. Pyke The Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki (Girard, 1859) was first introduced into Australian waters in 1925. Early introductions were carried out in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and later Perth, by government agencies in an attempt to reduce the incidence of mosquitoes in the capital...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1047–1052.
Published: 29 January 2012
... such as gonopodium length in the pest species Gambusia holbrooki as an indicator. This species was used as a surrogate for native aquatic species to assess endocrine disruption in wetlands that are used for the storage of stormwater or treated sewage effluent. These were compared with adjacent wetlands used...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 285–290.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Jennifer O'Meara; Kerry Darcovich Narawang Wetland, a precinct of Sydney Olympic Park, was constructed to provide habitat for the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea . The Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki invaded Narawang following flooding soon after the wetland's completion in 2000. Narawang...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 12–31.
Published: 17 March 2014
...,and to relate its observed patterns of distribution and habitat-use to the distribution of the introduced Plague Minnow ( Gambusia holbrooki in Australia; G. affinis in New Zealand). We found that L. aurea used similar breeding habitats in NSW,Victoria and New Zealand.Across these areas its breeding is almost...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... Chrysanthemoides monilifera and gambusia Gambusia holbrooki ) is used to illustrate this process. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 32–48.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and modification, and by predation by the introduced Plague Minnow or Gambusia Gambusia holbrooki , and so may benefit from increased legal protection and control of Gambusia impact. Both are able to live in sites that are largely or completely human-made, and so may benefit from programs to either enhance...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 334–349.
Published: 14 October 2011
... Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki on bell frog breeding success. Although fish predation is a prominent consideration when devising management plans for breeding habitat, our understanding of the role of this threat in regulating frog populations is still limited. The amphibian chytrid fungus...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 319–333.
Published: 14 October 2011
... of extinction increasing with increases in the extent of habitat loss as measured by the number of habitat variables that have declined. Invasion by exotic predatory fish Gambusia holbrooki , previously linked with declines in this frog species, shows no apparent association with extinction of populations over...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 314–318.
Published: 14 October 2011
... conclusively as being responsible for the observed decline of the Green and Golden Bell Frog. Several factors have been proposed, including predation by the introduced plague minnow Gambusia holbrooki (White and Pyke 1996; Morgan and Buttemer 1996; Hamer et al. 2002), habitat alteration (Goldingay 1996...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 446–452.
Published: 14 October 2011
..., there is little evidence that chytrid contributed to declines in the inland regions of NSW because the disease is much less likely to be present in areas with higher mean temperatures (Woodhams et al. 2003). Gambusia has been shown to prey heavily on L. aurea eggs and small tadpoles in tank experiments ( Morgan...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 563–598.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the species through such strategies as increased legislative protection, conservation agreements, habitat manipulation, and control of the impacts of the introduced Plague Minnow Gambusia holbrooki . As in many similar situations, further research will be essential to provide the necessary information-base...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 October 2020
... predatory fish, exceptionally high abundances of immature stages of Ae. the plague minnow Gambusia holbrooki (Atheriniformes: vigilax in freshwater wetlands in Sydney, NSW, confirming Poeciliidae) on the endangered green and golden bell frog that this species will lay eggs around freshwater habitats Litoria...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 134–160.
Published: 17 March 2014
... seas and two species are primarily freshwater fish, one of which, Gambusia holbrooki (mosquito fish) is introduced. The 394 tropical species dominated the fish assemblage at the study sites. However, when the relative abundances of tropical, subtropical and temperate fish species are compared...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 177–189.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Many of the extant sites are new sites (post 1990) for this species and occur in highly disturbed environments. The ecological niche of this species is discussed in the light of new observations on these frogs. The introduction of Mosquito Fish Gambusia holbrooki may be one of the factors limiting...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 190–198.
Published: 17 March 2014
... priority and further research is required to determine the extent to which disease, climate change, increasing ultraviolet radiation and spread of the fish Gambusia influenced the population declines. Former distribution and apparent disappearance of the Litoria aurea complex from the Southern...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 224–232.
Published: 17 March 2014
... a breeding population of the species, it should contain water bodies which are still, shallow, ephemeral, unpolluted, unshaded and free of Gambusia and other predatory fish. It should have a grassy area nearby and other nearby vegetation should be no higher than woodland. The substrate of the ponds should...