Western galaxias

The Western Galaxias (Galaxias occidentalis) is a species of fish in the Galaxiidae family. It is endemic to Australia. This species is large compared with other galaxids and is commonly found to be in length but can grow up to .

Common names

  • Western galaxias
  • Western Minnow


Thr Western Galaxias is found to inhabit many water ways in the South West corner of Western Australia. From North of Perth to as far East as Albany. Able to habit a range of conditions from fresh water pools to slow-flowing saline rivers. It can often be found in and around submerged vegetation in rocky pools at the base of rapids and waterfalls.


Galaxias occidentalis is carnivorous and mainly feeds on small insects and crustaceans.


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