Species Profile and Threats Database

For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Critically Endangered
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice for Bidyanus bidyanus (Silver Perch) (Threatened Species Scientific Committee (TSSC), 2013ga) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, only a National Recovery Plan can effectively coordinate attempts to re-establish lost, formerly significant populations through conservation stocking and translocation using broodfish sourced from the middle Murray region population, which may now have greater resistance to alien pathogens likely involved in the loss of original populations. Re-establishing formerly significant populations is a priority, because currently there is only one strong, viable natural population in the middle Murray region, which leaves the species vulnerable to extinction or further severe decline from catastrophic events. Coordination between the states, as facilitated by a National Recovery Plan, will also be important in fostering recovery actions generally. A National Recovery Plan will also more easily facilitate relevant monitoring, research and management of the current middle Murray region population (4/12/2013).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Amendment to the list of threatened species under section 178 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (147) (Commonwealth of Australia, 2013ae) [Legislative Instrument].
State Government
    Documents and Websites
ACT:Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus): Action Plan No. 26 (ACT Government, 2003b) [State Action Plan].
ACT:Silver Perch (Bidyanus bidyanus). An endangered species (ACT Government, 2014a) [Information Sheet].
VIC:Flora and Fauna Guarantee Action Statement no. 202: Silver Perch Bidyanus bidyanus (Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), 2005g) [Information Sheet].
State Listing Status
ACT: Listed as Endangered (Nature Conservation Act 1980 (Australian Capital Territory): 2013 list)
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Fisheries Management Act 1994 (New South Wales): August 2013 list)
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): May 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
IUCN: Listed as Vulnerable (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2013.1 list)
SA: Listed as Endangered (Action Plan for South Australian Freshwater Fishes 2009 list)
VIC: Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria: 2013 list)
Scientific name Bidyanus bidyanus [76155]
Family Terapontidae:Perciformes:Actinopterygii:Chordata:Animalia
Species author Mitchell, 1838
Infraspecies author  
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

No threats data available.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Bidyanus bidyanus in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:54:54 +1000.