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Lungfish

Other namesBurnett River salmon
Scientific nameNeocertaodus forsteri
Size Range
  • Common length — 100cm
  • Maximum length — 150cm
Size limits on takesNo take
Possession limits on takesNo take
Description
  • stout, elongate body with an eel like tail
  • brown to olive overall colouration with a whitish belly, covered in very large scales
  • flattened head with small eyes and under slung mouth
Distribution
  • native to Mary and Burnett River system
  • introduced into Brisbane, Albert, Coomera and Stanley river catchments
  • also found in many stocked in many impoundments in south east Queensland