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Ilparpa swamp rehabilitation plan.



Ilparpa swamp rehabilitation plan.


Henderson, R.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 18/2003




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Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment

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Alice Springs


Report ; 18/2003

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Fetal Animals - Mosquito Fish Cur\'efltl)' thc k"",,'n d,smbutlon o f MosquIto h sh Gambusa has 1x.'Cfl shown to be:&1l cffcct",c compeu (Of Gambusa ) In the NOfthern TcrntOl1' 1~ reStfIClOO tot capable: of d'splaclng MtI\"t fi sh III ",ctbnds. Tht 10 I1parpa swamp and SI, Mar)"s Creek. TOOd Rn'cr Ius ont recordw n:ih\"t fish spte,ts. the M()S(ju,m fish (C_ b.Ji" ~ are an Introducoo pest fish from the l'oec,l"dac famIly o f I,,t bnnng frt shu-att r fISh. T he)' are 1U1,,,e 10 ea5ltm SIalt5 o f the CSA, Sonee their ontmducl'on on the 1920s Ihey M..-e becomc u,odcspmld on AU$tnl ,a. Spangled Grunter (Lmpothm1poll ,,";roIm), thaI ,s potmtlally thre:umw by GambusQ.. After cxtreme r,l,Infallthe 'IOdd R,,"t'r mal' be connecttd to tht swamp \"U St, I\b.ry's Creek.. In thIS (!'I'cnt" ,s hkely that Gambus.a would spl'tld to the -rood R,vtr. 1101.' pmcn,,;c.l d, spe~l o f Gambus,a bl' peoplc ,s a s'Wl,fican. Ihrcat 10 In the lake Eyre Ih sm they art common In Cooper Creek and the NI.'all.'5 arn.I D.:am.1.ntuu R,,"t'rs. They ha,e not becn Inlroduced to the FUlke Rn..:r and arc no! currrocl)' found In the TOOd R"'cr The potential di spersal of G:lmbusi:I by people is a sig nificant threat to other NT wetlands, N ' ] weclands. Th,s ma), occur when people d,spose of Gambusla that the)' had oblamed for aquanums, or by people " ,,,h the mIstaken bchd tlul Gambuso;t aft \-aluable for mosqu,to comrol. Narwc fish s(>te1" are not' found on l!parpa su-arnp. hOU'tI"t'f 11 IS the hab,,;u o f four Nar,,'c frog spteoes and numc:f(lU5 fre~h .... -ater on\'Cn cbnr<" thal could be effected by Gambusoa. In Nt\\ South \~ 'llIe5 Gambu~ Sill ,5 a ma,or Ihrt:umong prOCess 'mplocaled on Ihe declmc o f the (;rccn and Golden Ik ll Frog LiJllnu lINfflL Female (Up to .5.Sem) Male Ib.s plan :ums 10 ptrmaneml) eradocalt C. ~ from l!para swamp. (Up to J "m)

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