New type of pygmy perch found

The Little Pygmy Perch, or Nannoperca pygmaea, is a new species of fish discovered in south-western Australia.

First found in 2009 near Denmark, Western Australia, the new species was recently named on April 12 in international scientific journal Zootaxa.

It is the smallest of the seven pygmy perch types found in Australia and one of three that live only in the rivers and lakes of Western Australia’s southwest.

The WA government has started up a State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program in order to further study the Little Pygmy Perch and two other fresh water fish.

Read more at Murdoch University